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Dismembered Body Found In Plastic Containers In Backyard Shed

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DETROIT (WWJ) –  Authorities in Detroit are trying to determine the identity of a person whose dismembered body was found in plastic containers inside a shed behind a home.

Police officer Adam Madera says Monday that the parts have been turned over to the medical examiner. They were found Friday night after a neighbor noticed an overwhelmingly foul odor and called 911.

Madera says a man who has been living or squatting inside the house where the shed is located was arrested on an unrelated charge.

The case is the latest of several dismemberments over the past few years in and around Detroit.

A Macomb County woman faces a competency hearing in the coming weeks in the slaying and dismemberment of her adult son who was dumped along a roadside in trash bags.

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