TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- 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.
Human remains found inside shopping cart in the Bronx