, Port Arthur, Texas

September 28, 2012

Human body parts reported at PA landfill

The Port Arthur News

— Human body parts have been discovered at the Port Arthur Muncipal Landfill.

Port Arthur police received a call at approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday, September 28 about finding numerous body parts.

Initial investigation revealed that a local medical waste disposal facility had dropped off medical waste at the landfill. Among the waste was approximately 15 body parts. The disposal of such items is regulated by law and should not have been disposed of in a municipal landfill, the proper procedure is either cremation or internment.

Investigators are attempting to determine how the parts were improperly disposed of and who might be responsible. Foul play is not suspected at the time of the press release and investigators are working with the Port Arthur Fire Department and PA Health Department to ensure proper and respectful disposal of these parts. A full investigation is expected and a review of that investigation will be forwarded to the proper authorities regulating these mattter, according to a PA police press release.