Body Parts Found in Suitcase on San Francisco Sidewalk

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  San Francisco police cars sit parked in front of the Hall of Justice on February 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  A federal grand jury has indicted five San Francisco police officers and one former officer in two cases involving drug and computer thefts from suspects and the theft of money and gift cards from suspects. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Sullivan/2014 Getty Images

Police in San Francisco made an utterly horrifying discovery on Wednesday afternoon when they were called to investigate a suspicious package in the South of Market area. They found a suitcase filled with dismembered body parts on 11th Street between Market and Mission streets, and more human remains scattered over a three-block radius. The roller-type suitcase was surrounded by garbage and debris, but authorities wouldn’t describe where the other remains were found. According to the L.A. Times, police don’t know if all of the remains belong to one person, but they have identified a suspect. The San Francisco Chronicle notes, “the case is being treated as a homicide,” which is probably a safe bet.