A female torso and leg were discovered inside a Bronx waste transfer stationearly Tuesday morning, the NYPD said.
Employees of the Metropolitan Transfer Station at 287 Halleck St. in Hunts Point made the discovery around 4:42 a.m., as they moved garbage into trucks from the facility, PIX11 reported.
Operations at the transfer station, which collects, destroys and processes garbage from all over the city, were halted as police combed the area for evidence.
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The remains have not been identified, and police are awaiting the cause of death to be determined by the medical examiner, the department said.