A woman’s headless, mutilated body was found by two workers on a dead-end street in Baltimore, police said.
The dismembered corpse – which also was also missing its feet and hands – was discovered early Monday by two people walking through a neighborhood in the city’s Morrell Park section, the Baltimore Sun reported.
The workers from a nearby sink distributor spotted the body while surveying the company’s property then called cops — who found the woman’s decomposing remains beneath “some type of tarp,” a police spokesman told the newspaper.
An investigation into the “suspicious death” by homicide detectives was ongoing Wednesday, police told The Post.
“The remains were transported to a medical examiner’s office and investigators are awaiting a cause of death determination,” Det. Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman, said in an email.
The body had sustained trauma, Monroe said, adding that it’s possible the injuries occurred post-mortem.
“We need to find out exactly what occurred and detectives are working tirelessly to figure it out,” Monroe said.
One of the workers who made the disturbing find said he and his boss weren’t certain of what they stumbled upon at first.
“It was very surprising – sort of surreal,” Rob Batzri, an operations manager for the sink distributor, told the Baltimore Sun. “It looked like it had been there for awhile, or someone had recently came and dropped it off.”
The body was discovered in an area along a dead-end street in southwest Baltimore that neighbors said was overgrown with weeds and brush before it was recently cleared out, the Sun reported.