US police have found a decapitated body after reports of a dog carrying a severed human arm.
The body was found in Jackson, Mississippiat an abandoned house in the woods Saturday, Jackson Deputy Police Chief Derek Hearn said.
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart told WAPT-TV that the arm was found on a street near the abandoned house, but the head has not been found.
The coroner added that the victim appeared to be a male.
“It’s a very vivid and brutal picture,” said Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “Dismembering a corpse, my reaction was a disgust, a worry.
“It’s not something you get used to. It’s never something you want to get used to.”
Authorities have not released the names of the victims or provided more details about the case amid the ongoing investigation.
Mr Hearn told the news station the case was Jackson’s 117th homicide this year.