Human Legs Found Near State Street Station in New Haven

Police are investigating after a pair of human legs were found near the State Street Railroad Station in New Haven.

New Haven police spokesman Officer David Hartman said a resident made the grisly discovery late Wednesday morning. He approached a nearby officer and led police to an overgrown area, where the legs were located under thick foliage along a fence.

Investigators said they suspect the body parts have been there for at least a week. Police said it's impossible to determine the age, gender or race of the person to whom the legs belong without a forensic examination.

The chief medical examiner's office will retrieve the legs and work to identify them.

"We do not, at this point, know if there are other body parts that are in the same area," Hartman said Wednesday. "We are unable to go in there until the medical examiner's office has removed the legs."

Authorities have blocked off roads in the area while police investigate.

Court Street is shut down between State Street and Artizan Street, over the railroad tracks. The northbound side of State Street is closed from Chapel Street to Elm Street.

Shore Line East said commuters can access the station by foot to board trains, which are running as scheduled.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Contact Us