Human remains discovered in roadside suitcases

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Two suitcases each containing a decomposing human body were discovered in a roadside ditch by Wisconsin police Thursday, GazetteXtra reports.

A worker with the Town of Geneva was mowing grass along North Como Road in southeast Wisconsin when he discovered the cases around 3 p.m., the site says.

According to TMJ 4, he moved the suitcases out of the way and continued on. A short time later, the station says a passerby noticed the two suitcases and called police – when they arrived, the cases were opened and the remains were discovered, the station reports.

TMJ 4 says the passerby who reported the suitcases to police did not open them or suspect foul play.

The Journal Sentinel says autopsies are set to be conducted Friday.

According to WISN 2, the Town of Geneva police chief says investigators believe it is an "isolated incident," and the crime was committed at a different location.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Geneva police department at 262-248-9926; or report an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers at 262-723-2677.

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