STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) – Police looking to identify body parts found in a sewer say a tattoo on some of the pieces could be 15 to 20 years old.
Police say about 10 body parts were found on a grate about 50 feet down the sewer on Aug. 15 by contractors clearing debris from a pipe along 15 Mile Road in Sterling Heights.
Investigators say they don’t believe the parts had been in the sewer very long based on their condition. The body parts are believed to be from the same Caucasian person, although police aren’t sure if it the person is a male or female.
Police say a tattoo is starting to blur, and it’s unclear where it might have appeared on the person’s body.
A photo has been provided to the media. (View it here – Please note: Image at link shows actual human remains and may be disturbing). Anyone who may recognize this tattoo is asked to contact police.
Lieutenant Luke Riley said they have no leads, although they are hearing from people with tips. Investigators are also looking over missing persons reports in an attempt to identify the victim.