Shocking news from New York this morning after a woman's torso was found void of her head and arms.
According to NBC News 4, a person walking by the intersection of Pennsylvania and Atlantic avenues around 1:45 a.m. happened to make the grisly discovery near a pawn shop and other small businesses, and called 911. Sources said that the individual starting pushing the cart because he thought there could be bottles or merchandise inside the bag, but instead made the gruesome discovery.
Detectives are trying to use DNA to identify the victim, given the absence of anything to match to dental or fingerprint records. There were no identifying marks on the dismembered body, with no tattoos or birthmarks. At this point, all they know is the body is an adult female, the source said.
Officers called to the scene sifted through the trash on the street trying to locate any other body parts of connecting evidence to the woman's death. They also canvased the neighborhood to search for anyone with outside surveillance cameras that may have captured any clues.
The coroner has yet to determine how the woman died or confirm her identity.