Human remains were found discarded in luggage in separate incidents in Florida and Texas last week.
Late Friday afternoon Delray Beach Police Department in Florida received a report of a suspicious object floating in an intracoastal waterway.
Responding officers found a suitcase in the water, which they said contained dismembered human remains.
Later they discovered two other suitcases nearby, which also contained body parts.
“At this early stage of the investigation, the remains appear to belong to one unidentified adult female,” police said in an incident report.
Police described the death as a homicide.
Further details have not yet been released, according to CBS News.
Just the previous day in Texas, Bexar County Sheriff’s office received a call reporting a suspicious object found discarded on a property.
Deputies arrived and discovered a duffel bag containing human remains, Sheriff Javier Salazar told reporters in a press conference.
“The first inclination, of course, is to assume that it’s a homicide scene,” He said.
“At this point, all we really know is that we’ve got partial human remains out here.”
It is unclear who the victim was or what gender they were, Salazar said.
The owners of the property were out of town at the time of the discovery, and have cooperated with the investigation.
Investigators observed what appeared to be attempts to burn something around the property, but Salazar noted it was not uncommon for people to burn trash in the area.
“It’s just too early to tell if the person was killed here, or if they were brought here in that piece of luggage and then dumped here,” Salazar said.
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