Jackson, MS, police responded to the report of a dog carrying a human arm and the ensuing investigation led to the discovery of human remains.
The police recovered a charred arm Saturday and what is believed to be the arm’s body was later, on Sunday, found in a wooded area behind a nearby abandoned home, reports WLBT. The body, which is believed to be male, was found without an arm and a head.
Officers later recovered the missing head, reports FOX News.
"That is a very graphic and brutal picture. The mutilation of a body, my reaction is one of disgust, is one of concern," said Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba at a Monday news conference. "It’s not something you grow accustomed to - it’s never something you want to grow accustomed to."
Police did not release the name of the victim or further details surrounding the case, such as a possible cause of death. The coroner says the victim appears to be a white male.