2012-01-05 / Local & State

Torso Found In Trash Bags

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) – A coroner has ruled that the death of a man whose torso was found wrapped in garbage bags along a northeastern Pennsylvania road was a homicide.

Police in Monroe County say a passing motorist spotted the black bags at about 2:30 p.m. Monday on Route 191 in Paradise Township.

Coroner Bob Allen says a forensic autopsy at Lehigh Valley Medical Center concluded that the torso was that of a 45- to 60-year-old man dead for a couple of weeks or months.

A follow-up autopsy is planned to try to determine how long the remains had been there.

Allen said the victim has not been identified. He declined comment on the cause of death.

Officials believe the man's arms, legs and head may also have been dumped along the road recently.

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