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Headless body found in Houston, chainsaw recovered

HOUSTON — (AP) The dismembered body of a Houston man has been found outside a vacant house, with the head and an arm stuffed into a trash bag, police said Monday.

Officers found the body Sunday after receiving a call. Detectives said in a news release that the bag was behind cinderblocks that supported the home. A chainsaw was next to the bag containing some of the remains. The remainder of the body, with a partially severed arm, was found in the backyard of a property nearby.

Police said they were questioning a man but he has not been charged. They did not identify the victim or the man being questioned.

Jessica Riggs, who said she was the victim's former girlfriend, said the man being questioned was the victim's roommate for 20 years.

Her ex-boyfriend "didn't deserve what he got," Riggs told the Houston Chronicle.

Lucinda Watkins, who lives next door to the vacant house, said she heard two gunshots Saturday night.

"It's awful," she said of the grisly discovery. "It's scary."

An autopsy has been ordered.

 

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