A severed human head was reportedly found in Hempstead several blocks from a pair of detached arms found days apart in the village, but the only confirmed link so far is the location.
Hempstead village police confirmed that a 911 caller reported finding the remains outside of their Dartmouth Street home shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday. Officials said that the discovery appears to be a head, The Associated Press reported.
The case follows the discovery of an arm on nearby Stewart Avenue on July 10, another arm on Webb Avenue a day prior to that and an unidentified woman’s partially dismembered body 22 miles away in Bay Shore on July 8, authorities have said.
The latest remains were taken to the Nassau County medical examiner’s office to determine the person’s identity, police said.
Nassau and Suffolk county police homicide squad detectives responded, Suffolk police said. New York City police investigators also responded, Hempstead police added.
Investigators are waiting to see if the remains all belong to the same person and if that person is a Brooklyn woman who was reported missing days prior to the first discovery, according to the New York Post, which cited anonymous sources.
Nassau police declined to comment. The NYPD did not respond to a request for comment.