Human body parts have been discovered near Yankee Stadium, and sources have indicated they belong to missing Bronx mother Tanya Byrd, The New York Post reported on Tuesday, February 26.
A resident of the Morrisania section of the Bronx made the discovery at 4:30 am while walking his dog, Reuters noted.
The dog began sniffing at a trash bag. Further investigation prompted the man to call police, who were able to locate several more bags strewn across the neighborhood.
The grisly contents included a woman’s head, torso, and leg.
“That’s creepy. I don’t like it at all. It feels like some Freddy Krueger stuff,” said an unidentified 49-year-old building superintendent in the neighborhood where the discovery was made.
The superintendent added that police had interviewed residents reporting a car that was seen randomly dumping bags in the area.
Police later took the woman’s 22-year-old son away in handcuffs, though Cassandra McLean, the man’s aunt and Byrd’s sister, said the arrest was because police “thought he was being a problem” when asked for photos of his mom rather than for suspicion of his involvement in the homicide.
The son revealed to McLean that an ex-boyfriend of Byrd’s had visited their St. Mary’s Park Houses apartment on Monday and “that was the last time anyone saw her,” according to The NY Post report.
Police have not verified any suspects at this time. Byrd was the mother of a six-year-old child, who has Down Syndrome.
The discovery of Byrd, along with body parts found in a Detroit sewer and the arrest of a Baltimore man for eating his roommate’s heart, have made for a disturbing US trend over the last seven months.
Do you believe Byrd’s death is the work of a serial killer or someone closer to home?