STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a tattoo on body parts found last week in a suburban Detroit sewer is at least 15 to 20 years old as they try to learn more about the victim's identity.
The Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV report Wednesday that the 10 pieces found last Wednesday by contractors clearing debris from a pipe in Sterling Heights belonged to a Caucasian. But police don't know if the person was a male or female.
Police say the tattoo is starting to blur, and it's unclear where it might have appeared on the person's body.
Investigators say they don't believe the parts had been in the sewer very long based on their condition.
Authorities have been going over missing persons reports and making other attempts to identify the victim.