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Police: Tattoo clue to dismembered man's identity

Tuesday - 6/17/2014, 9:42am  ET

DETROIT (AP) -- Police have released an image of a distinctive tattoo in an effort to identity a man whose dismembered body was found partially encased in cement inside a garage behind a Detroit home.

The cut-up corpse was found May 30 by a neighbor who noticed an overwhelming foul odor and called police. An officer discovered some of the parts, which were believed to be from one entire body, after opening one of several plastic containers inside the garage.

Police said in a statement Monday that the victim had a tattoo on his forearm reading, "R.I.P. Deisha," with "8/23/81-4/7/09" underneath.

A cause of death hasn't been determined. Police have said a man who may have been living or squatting inside the home has been arrested on an unrelated charge since the discovery.


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