ST. CLAIR, Mich. -- The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office say body parts were discovered in garbage bags in St. Clair, Michigan on Thursday.
Officials received a call from a passerby Thursday afternoon who looked inside the bags that were along Fred Moore Highway and Allington Road and then called police.
Another resident told deputies that they saw a 1990's SUV in the area dumping what they thought was garbage from the vehicle. The SUV was described as white or gray in color and was being driven by a middle-aged woman.
It is not known how long the remains, including a head and a torso, had been in the bags or whether the parts belonged to multiple people.
Just before 5 a.m. Friday, a driver spotted another garbage bag near the I-94 ramp and Fred Moore Highway. Investigators say they found charred paperwork and clothing inside that bag and they believe that is evidence connected to the human remains.
At this point, the sheriff believes the body parts are those of one white man, but that will have to be confirmed by the medical examiner.
“We are treating this incident as a homicide,” said St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon. “We are asking for the public’s help to solve this crime.