Bag found in apartment might contain human hands

Posted Friday, Jul. 04, 2008  comments  Print Reprints

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FORT WORTH -- A man moving into a new apartment Friday found a bag containing what appeared to be two human hands.

But a homicide detective said they may be clear plastic gloves filled with sausage or some other meat product in order to make them look like hands, police said.

The man was cleaning out a garage apartment in the 1100 block of Grainger Street in southwest Fort Worth when he found a plastic grocery sack in the freezer. He opened the sack and found what he described as "two mangled up frozen hands," Fort Worth police spokesman Lt. Paul Henderson said in a statement.

Police officers who arrived at the apartment agreed that the items could be hands. But the Tarrant County medical examiner's office is working to determine whether the man came across the handiwork of a killer or a prankster.

AMAN BATHEJA, 817-390-7695

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