Police have recovered another member believed to be related to the person whose severed leg ended up on a sewage conveyor belt at a Bronx sewage treatment plant a day ago, although the membership Body parts remains a mystery Thursday, according to authorities and law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the case.
Police sources only said another leg was found overnight. It was found at the same Hunts Point facility where the initial find was made on Wednesday, but further details about the nature of the second find were not immediately shared.
The treatment plant cleans more than 200 million gallons of wastewater from more than 700,000 homes annually, according to the Department of Environmental Protection’s website. The process involves monitoring conveyor belts for trash, and it was during this process that a city worker found Stage One on Wednesday. He had been severed below the knee.
A city employee monitoring the treadmill for trash found the first leg, which had been severed below the knee. According to police sources, the leg could have belonged to a child, but the medical examiner’s report is not yet complete.
The investigation is ongoing.
Ida Siegal of News 4 reports Hunts Point where investigators searched for clues to human remains found in the sewers.