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Police Investigating Body Parts Found In Bags Seek Mystery Woman In Michigan

01/31/2014 10:24 am ET | Updated Jan 31, 2014

Police in Michigan are looking for a woman in connection with the discovery of several bags of human remains found scattered along St. Clair County roads Thursday afternoon.

A witness reported seeing someone dumping garbage bags along two roads in China Township, about 50 miles northeast of Detroit, the St. Clair County Sheriff's office announced.

Deputies found at least five bags packed full of body parts that were strewn along Allington Road and the Fred Moore Highway, the sheriff's department said in a statement.

A witness told investigators that a middle-aged white woman threw the bags while driving a sport utility vehicle, possibly a gray or tan 1990s Chevy Blazer or GMC Jimmy.

Police are trying to locate the driver for questioning.

"We are treating this incident as a homicide," St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said in the statement. "We are asking for the public's help to solve this crime."

Authorities said they do not yet know if the body parts belong to one individual. Race and sex haven't been determined yet either. Officials at the Michigan State Police Crime Lab are working to on those aspects as well as determining a cause and manner of death.

The sheriff's office is asking that anyone who may have observed anything unusual in the area where the body parts were found to contact them at (810) 985-8115.

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