06/17/2014 02:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Detroit Police Hope To Identify Dismembered Body Through UniqueTattoo

DETROIT (AP) -- Police have released an image of a distinctive tattoo in an effort to identity a man whose dismembered body was found partially encased in cement inside a garage behind a Detroit home.

The cut-up corpse was found May 30 by a neighbor who noticed an overwhelming foul odor and called police. An officer discovered some of the parts, which were believed to be from one entire body, after opening one of several plastic containers inside the garage.

Police said in a statement Monday that the victim had a tattoo on his forearm reading, "R.I.P. Deisha," with "8/23/81-4/7/09" underneath.

A cause of death hasn't been determined. Police have said a man who may have been living or squatting inside the home has been arrested on an unrelated charge since the discovery.

Anyone who recognizes this tattoo, can identify this victim or has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313 596-1616.

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