Human torso found in New Haven during probe of severed limbs

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven police say they have found a human torso in an abandoned building, two weeks after discovering severed arms and legs at two other spots in the city.

State and local police, using cadaver dogs, began searching two buildings that share a parking lot after receiving a tip Wednesday.

Officer David Hartman says the torso was found at about noon Thursday hidden inside one of the buildings, known as a place used by the homeless for shelter. The remains have not been identified.

New Haven police said DNA testing showed that the severed legs found on July 15 were those of 54-year-old Ray Roberson. (New Haven Police Department via AP)
New Haven police said DNA testing showed that the severed legs found on July 15 were those of 54-year-old Ray Roberson. (New Haven Police Department via AP)

Police discovered legs and arms at separate locations on July 15.

The legs were matched by DNA testing to a 54-year-old homeless man, Ray Roberson, who had last been seen in May.

Hartman says police have been told the two arms also likely were Roberson’s.

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