Police work to ID body parts found in Mich. sewer

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - August 16, 2012

Sterling Heights police Lt. Luke Riley says the Macomb County medical examiner's office has been studying the small pieces found by contractors clearing debris from the 9-foot, 6-inch-wide pipe Wednesday morning.

On Thursday, the department released photos of some of the pieces, which are marked with what appears to be part of a tattoo. Police have not said if the parts came from one or more people and have given no hint as to the gender or identity of the body or bodies.

Investigators say they don't believe the parts had been in the sewer very long.

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