Body parts found in northeast Minneapolis

A local resident reported finding a plastic-covered leg behind the Ukrainian Event Center in Minneapolis.

Police later discovered other remains nearby. Officers found several body parts Thursday near the Mississippi River, a case now being investigated as a homicide.

Police speculate that the body parts belong to the same person. “We’re treating it as a homicide because losing those parts would likely be impossible, police say. “We have no reason to believe there is more than one victim here. The victim is a white adult and the death was “relatively recent.” The sex of the victim is unknown.

This is the 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers.