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Body parts in garbage bags on Michigan road: Police arrest mother of victim

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The woman arrested in connection with body parts found in garbage bags on the side of several roads and a highway in rural Michigan is now believed to be the mother of the victim, police said Sunday. The identities of both the victim and his mother have not yet been released, according to NBC News on Feb. 2.

St. Clair Shores Police Department Sgt. Jay Cohoe said in a statement Sunday that evidence and tips have led investigators to conclude that the 59-year-old woman who reported her 32-year-old son missing a week ago on Sunday, Jan. 26, is the same woman who dumped his dismembered body parts stuffed inside garbage bags on the side of a highway on Thursday.

The woman was arrested Saturday and is in custody at St. Clair Shores Police Department awaiting arraignment, according to the police department statement.

Read: Woman gags child with soiled men's underwear.

Following an autopsy Friday, fingerprints taken from the dismembered man were sent to the FBI, who positively identified them as matching prints of the man reported missing a week ago.

The human remains were found in China Township and St. Clair Township when the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office was tipped off Thursday 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.

The witness told detectives the woman was driving a grayish-white, mid-1990s SUV, thought to possibly be a GMC Jimmy or Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Investigators also found a bag filled with clothing and burnt documents that they believe belonged to the victim. Police are treating the case as a homicide.



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