Human remains found in bags on Bronx sidewalk, police say

CLAREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- A Parks Department employee discovered human remains in two bags on a Bronx sidewalk, police said.

The bags were discovered near Crotona Park South and Franklin Avenue in Claremont on Friday afternoon.

Police believe the remains belong to a woman, but the victim has not yet been identified.

The parks employee called his boss to report the suspicious bags, and they originally thought the remains may have been a dead dog. When they both started to open the bags, they saw hair and called the police.

Police responded to the scene and confirmed that there was a human body in the bags.

NYPD K9s are combing through the area for clues.

One area resident said that on Friday morning. his dogs knew something was wrong.

"My dogs went toward the bags, and one of the parks people told me, 'Don't let the dogs go near there because it smells.' She didn't tell me nothing, she just told me that it smells," the resident said.

The Medical Examiner is working to determine the cause of death.

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