Fishermen Find Body Parts Along N. California Riverbank

By Jessica Greene
|  Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010  |  Updated 11:43 AM PDT
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Two Northern California fishermen made a gruesome discovery along a Sutter County riverbank over the weekend.

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Two Northern California fishermen made a gruesome discovery over the weekend.

Investigators say the pair discovered a human remains Saturday along the shoreline of Beer Can Beach along the Feather in Sutter County. They alerted cops, who checked out the area and found two severed arms and a human head.

The body parts appeared to be from a white man, police said. Cadaver dogs searched the area but did not find any other remains.

In November, a severed leg was discovered about a half-mile away, in nearby Nicolaus. Investigators and forensic pathologists say that leg might have been removed as part of a medical procedure. It's yet to be determined if the remains found over the weekend came from the same body.

A forensic exam of the head and arms Monday confirmed the remains are likely from a white man over 45 years old, Sutter County Sheriff's investigators said. The case is being treated as a homicide. Fingerprints could help identify the remains.

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