New Haven police are blocking off streets after the discovery of human legs on Wednesday morning.
A pair of human legs was found along a fence in thick foliage near the State Street Railroad Station on Court Street late Wednesday morning, according to police.
Court and State streets were blocked off for the police investigation.
Police said it appears the legs had been there for about one week. They said they believe the legs were found between thick trees and bushes along the fence line next to the train station.
“We don’t know at this point by looking at the evidence, we found whether the person is white, black, hispanic, male, female, no indication of age,” said New Haven Officer David Hartman.
Someone from the office of the chief medical examiner was called to the gather the human body parts. They will determine the age, gender and race of the victim, police said.
No other body parts have been located by police.
“Sometimes we’ve had people who are dismembered, if in fact that’s the case, this could happen to try and throw investigators off as to where a person is and who a person is,” Hartman added.
Police said an unidentified man approached an officer about the discovery and brought that officer to area where the legs were found.
Michael Fumiatti works in downtown New Haven and said he noticed a strong odor while walking from the train station earlier this week and wonders if it was coming from that area where the legs were found.
New Haven police Major Crimes Division and the Bureau of Investigation are investigating the incident. Police said they will looking in reports of missing persons to identify the victim.