Police find woman's severed head in
bushes outside New York home
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[July 18, 2014]
By David Jones
(Reuters) - Police found a woman's severed
head in bushes outside a Long Island home on Thursday in an area where
human body parts were discovered scattered last week, authorities said.
Responding to a call from a local homeowner, officers recovered
the head from the front yard of a house in the town of Hempstead,
said Lieutenant James Hayman of the Hempstead Police Department.
Two severed limbs were found a few blocks apart in Hempstead last
week, and a woman's torso turned up in Bay Shore, a community about
25 miles (40 kms) away.
Local media have said detectives suspect the body parts belong to a
27-year-old Brooklyn woman reported missing earlier this month.
Police have declined to comment on the reports.
Suffolk County Police said in a statement that homicide detectives
from their department and from Nassau County responded to a call
regarding a body part in Hempstead on Thursday, without providing
any more details.
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The statement said the body part was removed to the Nassau County
Medical Examiner's office for further examination.
(Reporting by David Jones in Newark, New Jersey; Editing by Daniel
Wallis and Ken Wills)
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