UPDATED: Woman in custody in connection with body parts dumped on the side of the road
UPDATED 5:48 p.m.
A 59-year-old woman has been taken into custody in connection with a case where human body parts were found in garbage bags dumped along a rural Michigan road.
Authorities have not released the woman’s name, nor has she been arraigned.
The Body parts were found Thursday in St. Clair County, a few miles from the Canadian border.
A witness told police she saw a middle-aged woman in a light-colored SUV dumping what she initially thought was garbage in the area.
Security camera footage from the area confirmed the witness’ account.
“A suspect vehicle was identified and images broadcast of a person of interest,” the St. Clair Shores police and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office said in a joint news release Saturday.
MICHIGAN - Human body parts have been found in garbage bags dumped along snowy roads in a rural area of Michigan, authorities said.
The body parts are believed to belong to one white male, St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said Friday. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday afternoon.
For the sheriff’s office, the sinister case began Thursday afternoon.
A woman called to tell them she had “located something suspicious” in an area a few miles from the Canadian border, said Deputy Steven Campau.
When they arrived on the scene, law enforcement officers discovered the garbage bags and their gruesome contents on two adjoining roads.
Another woman then told them that she’d seen a light-colored SUV in the area dumping what she initially thought was garbage.
She described the person driving the vehicle as a middle-aged woman, Campau said.
The FBI is not involved in the case, Campau said, but the sheriff’s office is receiving assistance from a team with the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.