Police: Body Parts in Landfill are Medical Waste 9/30/12
September 30, 2012
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - Police say various human body parts that were illegally dumped in a Southeast Texas landfill are believed to be from legitimate medical practices such as amputations.
The Beaumont Enterprise reports that about 15 body parts were found by workers in the Port Arthur city landfill on Friday.
Sergeant Scott Gaspard says the parts appear to be "lower extremities." They had been inside of a bag that was ripped open. Investigators are trying to determine which medical or waste removal company dumped the bag.
Authorities do not suspect foul play.
Port Arthur Police Major Raymond Clark says the case is being treated as a biohazard incident and the medical waste should not have been disposed of at the landfill.