Decomposing human leg found in dumpster near bank in Hillcrest: NYPD

The NYPD is investigating a gruesome discovery at a Hillcrest bank after a worker found a decomposing human leg in a recycling bin on Sept. 20.
File photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Detectives from the 107th Precinct are trying to determine who was behind a macabre deposit at a Hillcrest bank after a human leg was discovered next to a dumpster on Wednesday night.

Police responded to a 911 call around 9:30 p.m. to the TD Bank located near St. John’s University at 164th Street and Union Turnpike after a worker at the bank noticed a pungent smell as he was taking out the trash. A decaying human leg was found to be protruding from a blue recycling bin adjacent to a dumpster in the parking lot of the bank branch, according to the NYPD.

A Crime Scene Unit van responded to the scene and the parking lot was sealed off as investigators loaded the recycling bin into the vehicle and transported it to the city’s Chief Medical Examiner’s office for further study, police sources said.

Detectives were reviewing surveillance video from the bank’s security cameras to see who made the grisly deposit, according to the NYPD.

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, according to an NYPD spokesman.