Pair of severed women's legs found in Rome bin
ROME - Two severed legs belonging to a woman were found inside a rubbish bag in a residential neighbourhood in northern Rome, Italian media reported on Wednesday citing police sources.
The grim discovery was made on Tuesday night by a young woman who was rummaging through bins near a park.
The legs had been severed at the groin but there was no trace of the rest of the body making identification of the victim difficult.
Forensic experts were combing through surveillance footage from the neighbourhood, the reports said.
Italian police officers and forensic move body parts remains on a stretcher, the parts were collected after inspecting a trash bin in Guido Reni street, Flaminio district, in Rome, Italy, 16 August 2017. EPA PHOTO
In 2015, the city was shaken when a severed leg tattooed with the words "Today is a good day to die" was fished out of a tributary of the River Tiber, which flows through Rome.
That leg, which had been severed above the knee, belonged to a hardcore fan of the Rome football club Lazio who was a known drug user and had a criminal record.