NEW YORK(CBSNewYork/AP) — Police on Long Island Wednesday night were investigating a report of a body part found in the yard of a home in Hempstead.
Hempstead police said they got a call of a possible body part at a Webb Avenue home at about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Jose Diaz told 1010 WINS reporter Holli Haerr that he and his family started smelling something in their front yard on Tuesday. When the smell persisted on Wednesday, his brother-in-law Noel Rivera went to check it out.
With Diaz interpreting, Rivera told WINS’ Haerr that he initially thought it was a dead animal, but that he nearly passed out when he saw fingernails and realized that it was a person’s arm.
“He saw a lot of flies on top and around,” Diaz explained.