Human Head, Torso Discovered In NYC Park
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WPIX) - A decomposing human head and torso were discovered in a grassy area of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights Tuesday, police said.
According to authorities, a Parks Department employee found the remains along side a guard rail adjacent to the park, off the southbound Harlem River Drive at W. 167th Street at around 9:40 a.m.
Investigators couldn't immediately say whether the body parts belonged to the same person.
The Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy to determine the identity and cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.
The remains were reportedly badly decomposed, and believed to be in the park for an extended period of time.
WPIX.com - December 15 2009 - By Andrew Ramos
WABC News - December 15, 2009