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.READ MORE: NYPD Officers Jason Rivera, Wilbert Mora Shot In Deadly Confrontation With Suspect Lashawn McNeil In Harlem
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.