Discovery of Torso May End Grisly Mystery in Connecticut

It's a likely match for arms, legs found earlier
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 30, 2015 12:45 PM CDT
Discovery of Torso May End Grisly Mystery in Connecticut
This undated booking photograph released by the New Haven Police Department shows Ray Roberson.   (New Haven Police Department via AP)

Police in Connecticut say they've found a human torso in an abandoned building two weeks after discovering a pair of severed arms and legs elsewhere in New Haven. State and local police, using cadaver dogs, began searching two buildings that share a parking lot after receiving a tip yesterday. Officer David Hartman says the torso was found today hidden inside one of the buildings, which is known as a place the homeless use for shelter.

The remains have not been identified. Police discovered legs and arms at separate locations July 15. The legs were matched by DNA testing to 54-year-old Ray Roberson, a homeless man who had last been seen in May. Hartman says police have been told the two arms also likely were Roberson's. (More Connecticut stories.)

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