Video: A10 body part likely to be the right leg of murder victim
POLICE revealed this afternoon that human remains found in a Hertfordshire lay-by yesterday was a right leg. The remains were found in a bag close to the lay-by on the A10 near Puckeridge yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. Det Ch Insp Michael Hanlon, of the
POLICE revealed this afternoon that human remains found in a Hertfordshire lay-by yesterday was a right leg.
The remains were found in a bag close to the lay-by on the A10 near Puckeridge yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.
Det Ch Insp Michael Hanlon, of the Herts and Beds police major crime unit who is leading the murder investigation after body parts were found at Cottered and Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire as well as Leicestershire, said tests were still being carried out on the latest find to see whether they are all linked by DNA.
"After what has happened recently it is quite feasible that this latest find is linked to the others," said Det Chf Insp Hanlon at a press conference at Stevenage police station.
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"Tests are being carried out on the right leg at the moment and we hope to have more information perhaps tomorrow."
The officer also revealed that the head found last week had two upper teeth at the front missing and has not ruled out that the murdered man could be an illegal immigrant.
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"These are one of the lines of inquiry we are looking at," said the officer, who refused to reveal what type of bag the right leg was found in.
He did reveal, though, that the victim had discoloured toenails that curled under the toes and so far no match had been found on the national DNA database as to the victim's identity.
A left leg was found in a sports bag in a field at the side of the A507 at Cottered on March 22 followed by the discovery of a left forearm in Drovers Lane, Wheathampstead a week later. The head was found near a cemetery in a Leicestershire village on Monday last week.