HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A second human arm was found in Hempstead, Long Island in as many days, and police have launched an investigation into whether it is connected to a missing mother.
As CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported, both Suffolk and Nassau county police were on the scene after a severed arm was found in the backyard of a home on Stewart Avenue in Hempstead around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The arm was found in a fenced-in backyard in the bushes, police said.
“It’s just getting kind of crazy, and it’s scary, because I have teenage daughters, you know, and it’s really, really sad,” a local woman said.
The dismembered body part was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office for examination.
The arm was found around 2 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
Police late Thursday were not saying whether the two discoveries are related.
“Who would do something like that?” said neighbor Adrian Boyd. “I don’t know. I couldn’t believe it. I’m still weirded out.”
Suffolk County homicide detectives have taken the lead in these cases, trying to determine if the body parts are connected to a partially dismembered body found Tuesday in a municipal parking lot in Bay Shore, about 25 miles east of Hempstead.