Female body parts found at Hunts Point waste station

Shocked sanitation workers discovered human remains in a Hunts Point waste facility early Tuesday morning, police say.



They found a woman's leg and torso buried in trash inside the Metropolitan Transfer Station at 287 Halleck St. around 4:45 a.m.



Police say the workers told them the remains showed no signs of decomposition.



One of the men at the scene says the transfer station contains waste from business in all five boroughs. The facility acts as a hub for trash collection before it is shipped out to dumps.



Investigators from the NYPD's 41st Precinct and K-9 units were searching for the rest of the body in the station and in garbage trucks.



The medical examiner will attempt to determine the exact cause of death and identify the woman.


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