QUEENS, N.Y. (PIX11) – Human remains were found near a dumpster in Queens on Wednesday night, according to authorities.
A cleaner discovered a foot sticking out of a 55-gallon blue recycling bin in a TD Bank parking lot near 164th Street and Union Turnpike in Hillcrest around 6:30 p.m., police said.
Amir Badawi, who lives in the area, claimed that he could smell the decomposing body.
A neighbor recorded a video of the blue recycling bin being walked down the street by police. Badawi said he believes the human remains have been in the dumpster since Sept. 11.
Police have not identified the remains as of Thursday morning.
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