A Brooklyn resident made a gruesome discover Sunday, finding two suitcases full of chopped up human body parts and bones dumped on a sidewalk in a quiet industrial block. NY1's Ty Milburn filed the following report from Clinton Hill.
Raul Diaz says he couldn't believe his eyes. He was on his way to work at a milk distribution plant on Walworth Street in Clinton Hill when he saw police looking over a horrific discovery: three plastic bags containing body parts and bones.
Two of the bags were stuffed into suitcases; the remains dumped on the sidewalk.
"My reaction was, I don't know what to say," said Diaz. "I never seen a body chopped up on the floor. That's horrible, you know."
Police say it's not clear whose remains they are, where they came from, or how they got there. Workers from across the street believe they must have been dumped there sometime Saturday evening. They say the discovery was appalling.
"It's terrible. Especially right here, why would it happen right here?" said worker Ferdinand Sabkub. "This is unbelievable, I mean when I saw this, I was shocked myself. Especially right here on a quiet block, especially a Jewish neighborhood and all that. Why did it have to happen right here?"
"It's a quiet neighborhood," Diaz said. "There are people just walking and passing by. We've never seen that before."
Investigators are working the case, but police have yet to make any arrests. However, they have taken human remains to the medical examiner office where officials there tell NY1 they will investigate to determine the race, sex and cause of death of the victim, or victims.