Mummified human torso found in Detroit basement

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — A mummified human torso was found Wednesday in the basement of a home on the city's west side, police said.

Detroit police were called at 1:17 p.m. Wednesday by a new property owner who found the torso while renovating the home.

Police arrived at the home, in the 16000 block of Tracey, and followed the homeowner to the basement, where they found the torso. 

The torso was collected and is being examined. Police said it's unclear what gender the person was, but they suspect it was a woman.

Police provided no further information.
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