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'Human body parts' found in NE Minneapolis prompt homicide investigation

The body parts were discovered around 9:20 a.m. Thursday.

Human remains of a Caucasian adult were discovered in Northeast Minneapolis Thursday morning. 

According to Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder, the "human body parts" were found around 9:20 a.m. in the area of Northeast Main Street and Third Avenue Northeast. Elder described the findings as "disturbing," adding that the case is now being investigated as a homicide. 

"The body parts that were found would lead us to believe that the injuries caused by the removal would not be life-sustaining. These would be life-ending injuries," said Elder.

The individual will be identified by the medical examiner at a later stage. 

Police are filtering through missing persons reports to find out if there is any possible connection. 

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at CrimeStoppersMN.org. All tips are anonymous and may lead to a financial reward.

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