Human remains found inside shopping cart in the Bronx

Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:41PM
Candace McCowan reports on a man's remains being found in a shopping cart in the Bronx.


TREMONT, Bronx - Police are investigating after human remains were found in a shopping cart in the Bronx Wednesday night.

The remains of a man were found stuffed in a garbage bag in the cart that was on the sidewalk.

The discovery was made around 9 p.m. on East 182nd Street between Jerome Avenue and Walton Avenue in the Tremont section.

Manuel Baker was hoping to make a quick buck when he saw the cart and thought he could sell it to buy dinner. Instead, he and a friend made a gruesome find.

"I said, 'You playing, you playing, stop it, man,'" he said. "So I go to the bag, and I see the ear myself."

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. There is no word on the victim's identity, but he is described as a black or Hispanic in his late teens or early 20s.

So far, police have not released any other details on the case.
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