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.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Fatally Shot, Officer Wilbert Mora Critically Injured Responding To Harlem Domestic Dispute
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.”READ MORE: FDNY Reminds New Yorkers To Use Space Heaters Safely As Temperatures Dip
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.