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Tattoo on Body Parts Found in Detroit Sewer is 15-20 Years Old, Experts Say

Last week, contractors working in the Sterling Heights area of Detroit, Mich., found a dozen body parts in a sewer about 50 feet below street level. “There were maybe a dozen softball-sized pieces of a body,” said Sterling Heights Police Department Lt. Luke Riley. With very little information to go on, police are hoping a tattoo will help identify the victim.

Body Parts Found in Detroit Sewer; Police Hope Tattoo Will Help ID Victim

Contractors working in the Sterling Heights area of Detroit, Mich., found a dozen body parts in a sewer about 50 feet below street level. “This morning, they go down to begin their work and they get down to a large grate at the 50-foot level and they see the body laying down there,” said Sterling Heights Police Department Lt. Luke Riley. “There were maybe a dozen softball-sized pieces of a body,” Riley continued, “No arms or leg or torso — nothing like that. Definitely a Caucasian. We’re not sure if it’s male or female.”

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