WARREN (WWJ/AP) –  A sanitation crew found what have been confirmed to be human body parts while working in a Macomb County sewer on Thursday.

The discovery was made around 8:30 a.m. in an 85-foot deep drain west of Schoenherr Road, north of 10 Mile in the Edison Corridor.

WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green. “Officers, along with the fire department, went down and recovered what appears to be a couple pieces of human flesh and some muscle,” Green said.

Warren police Detective Sgt. Steve Mills said the two pieces are each about four inches square and “look like they were pretty precisely cut — not hacked.”

The Macomb County medical examiner’s office is analyzing the evidence.

This is the second such incident in the area in the past five months.  Last August, contract workers found remains on a sewer grate in Sterling Heights, near 15 Mile and Maple Lane. That body has not been identified, but police said DNA tests revealed the tattooed parts belonged to a woman.

It’s unclear if the two incidents could be related, but Green said they’re working with Sterling Heights police and the medical examiner to determine that as the investigation continues.  The crime two scenes are about 5 miles apart.

Stay with WWJ and CBSDetroit.com for more the latest.


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