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Another human leg seems to belong to a child found at NYC DEP facility



HUNTS POINT, Bronx (WABC) — More apparent human remains were found at a Department of Environmental Protection facility in the Bronx early Thursday.

A second leg, which appears to be from a child or a newborn, was found at the water pollution control plant on Ryawa Avenue in Hunts Point around midnight.

The discovery was made a day after workers initially spotted possible human remains there, described as a leg from the knee down, with the foot attached, on a conveyor belt as recycled materials passed them just before 9 am Wednesday.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Efraim Basom, who works across the street at a seafood warehouse. “It’s starting to be scary in this area.”

It remains unclear if it was dumped at the location or came from the water and got caught in the system.

The medical examiner was to make the determination if they are human body parts.

The plant is an initial filter point for all of the Bronx, so the possible remains could have come from anywhere in the borough.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are waiting for more information from the medical examiner.

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