The Sunnyvale police department said the body found stuffed in a trash bag along a quiet sidewalk Sunday morning was an Hispanic female adult.
The gruesome discovery happened around 10:10 a.m. in the front yard of a home on Ticonderoga Drive.
When officers arrived they said they saw what they believe was blood in a loosely cinched bag. When police looked inside they saw what they describe as "body parts."
Sunnyvale police Capt. Dave Verbrugge said the autopsy was still being conducted Monday afternoon.
Verbrugge said investigators are searching for dental records, DNA and any other clues to help identify the woman.
Bay City News reported that Hayward police contacted their Sunnyvale counterparts Monday to see if the body could be connected to the disappearance of 26-year-old nursing student Michelle Le who has been missing since May 27. Since results have identified the body as a Hispanic adult female, Hayward police determined the body was not connected to the Le case, Verbrugge told BCN.
Ticonderoga Drive is a short street near Highway 85 and W. Fremont Ave. Neighbors were shocked to hear about the find saying that the area is very quiet and safe.
Anyone with details about the body is asked to call the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at (408) 730-7110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can provide information by sending an email to SVTIP@tipnow.org.