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Body parts in bags found on roads: Gruesome discovery believed to be homicide

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Body parts discovered stuffed inside garbage bags and left on the side of roads in Michigan Thursday are believed to be those of an adult white male. The bagged body parts may have been tossed from a grayish-white, mid-1990s SUV, according to a witness and NBC News on Friday, Jan. 31.

The human remains were found in China Township and St. Clair Township when the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office was tipped off yesterday afternoon about a "suspicious incident".

Police were called around 4 p.m. Thursday by a woman reporting a "heavy-set middle aged white female" dumping garbage bags along the road. When deputies investigated, the body parts were found.

Remains were discovered in four locations including three spots along Allington Road and another spot along Fred W. Moore Highway, according to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon.

The truck the woman was driving is believed to possibly be a GMC Jimmy or Chevrolet Trailblazer. Donnellon told reporters they're treating the case as a homicide.

Detectives are welcoming any tips from the public concerning the incident which took place in the rural Michigan area near the Canadian border.

At around 4:45 a.m. Friday morning, a third area resident notified police of another garbage bag on the entrance ramp to westbound I-94 from Fred W. Moore Highway.

Investigators say this one contained only clothing and burnt documents. "That was not body parts but evidence related to this crime scene," Donnellon said, according to the Detroit Free Press.

As of Friday afternoon, no arrests had been made in connection to the case, said St. Clair County Deputy Steve Campau.

An autopsy of the remains is scheduled for Friday afternoon.