Police seek help identifying dismembered body

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT 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.

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

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

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