Seattle homicide detectives Saturday night were investigating body parts, including the foot of an adult, left in a recycling bin in the Central District.
Three body parts from an adult, including a foot, were found Saturday in a homeowner’s recycling bin in the Central District, said Seattle police Sgt. Mike Renner.
Homicide detectives were investigating the discovery, made by the homeowner about 4 p.m. near 21st Avenue and East Pine Street.
The body parts, which had been packaged, would have been placed in the bin sometime late Friday or on Saturday, said Detective Patrick Michaud, a police spokesman. He said the bin would have been emptied when recyclables were collected on the block Friday.
Renner described the parts as “fresh.”
Michaud said the parts had been dumped there and that police thought whatever had happened, it did not appear to have occurred in that neighborhood.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Renner said.
Police would not disclose other information about the body parts, which were collected by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. That office will seek to determine an identity.
Police have interviewed the homeowner and canvassed the neighborhood, and urge anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to contact the homicide unit. Police also searched other bins in the neighborhood but found nothing, Michaud said.