05/10/2013 03:42 pm ET Updated May 11, 2013

Torso Found In Detroit On East Side, Police Investigating Connection To Other Remains

Detroit police are investigating a human torso discovered Friday on the city's east side.

WXYZ-TV reports that the remains were noticed on a sidewalk by a fire-damaged residence on Anderdon Street, near E. Jefferson Avenue. The body part is being inspected by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office.

Authorities are looking into a possible connection to the dismemberment of a woman discovered dead on May 3 at a senior housing complex, according to WDIV-TV. Pieces of her body were reportedly found in the bathtub of 72-year-old Alphonso Jackson at the Phillip C. Sims Senior Housing Apartments on Detroit's east side. Jackson has been charged with disinterment, evidence tampering and concealment of a death, although not with murder.

Regrettably, these aren't the only recent discoveries of mutilated body parts in Metro Detroit. In Romulus last month, a woman running with her dog came across a skull and human remains. In December and July, human remains were discovered in sewer systems of two local communities. The body parts of a murdered couple were also found in the Detroit River last July. An ex-boyfriend was charged in the deaths of the man and woman.



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