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Human remains in plastic bags in 2 new YORK city parks believed to be the same woman, police say

The New York City Police Department released the sketch of a woman whose body was found in bags in a park in the Bronx on Friday.

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The human remains found in plastic bags at two Bronx parks within a few days of each other are assumed to belong to the woman who called the police gave a sketch of last week in the hope of identifying the individual, police said.

A New York City Police spokesman told Fox News that authorities believe that the parts of the body located Friday in Crotona Park, and on Tuesday, about three miles away, belong to the same woman. The spokesman said that they are waiting on a official confirmation from the medical examiner.

NYPD received a call around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday about possible human remains found in Barretto Point Park. A passer-by reported seeing a foot sticking out of a plastic bag by the boardwalk that washed ashore, police told Fox News.

The human remains were found near the Tiffany Street and Viele Avenue in the Bronx’s Barretto Point Park.

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The police came on the spot, and discovered a leg and a foot in a bag. A second pocket with human body parts were also discovered at the scene.

SKETCH OF A WOMAN FOUND IN BAGS IN NEW YORK CITY, PARK RELEASED BY THE POLICE

Over the weekend, police issued a sketch of a woman and asked for the public help to identify her after her body was found in two separate bags in Crotona Park. Authorities discovered the remains after receiving a call of a suspicious package in the park, around 2 pm, Friday.

The remains, initially thought to be that of a dog, were taken to the medical examiner’s office, according to the New York Post.

The police found that the woman’s death a homicide on Wednesday. The medical examiner is determining the cause of death. The police are investigating the incident.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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