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Chesterfield police looking for woman after suspected human remains found in dumpster

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Posted at 7:49 PM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 17:20:13-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield County Police are investigating a suspicious incident that happened in the 11000 block of Hull Street on Monday.

Around 1:50 p.m. on Monday, police responded to a report that an unknown female had placed a backpack in a dumpster behind a store several hours earlier. It was reported that the female then entered the store without the backpack before leaving the area.

A store employee checked the backpack, saw what appeared to be blood on it and called the police. Officers on the scene found what appeared to be human remains in the backpack.

Crime Insider sources said that the remains have been sent to a state lab. Police were on the scene from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.

At this time, they are in the early stages of the investigation. Crime Insider sources said that the human remains may be a baby's body, while this conclusion is preliminary. This information will not be confirmed until a medical examiner has the chance to weigh in.

Surveillance cameras at the store captured images of the female who left the bag in the dumpster.
Crime Insider sources said that the backpack disposed of in the dumpster had identifiers on it that could lead investigators to a local high school.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police at (804) 748-1251 immediately as this female or someone else may be in need of medical attention in connection to this incident.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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