Body parts have been discovered scattered around a street, including a gnawed ‘human hip joint’ and a fox was spotted carrying a severed hand.
The body parts were found by locals a ‘few hundred yards’ from a crime scene where ‘a torso’ was discovered.
Another part, believed to be a human thigh, was found in the street, in the same area of Glasgow.
The grisly discoveries were made as police detectives continue to investigate the murder of 47-year-old Julie Reilly, who lived in nearby Shieldhall Road.
Reilly, who is a brain injury patient, was last seen in an Aldi store on February 6. Doctors raised the alarm when she missed appointments.
On Monday (April 23), police revealed a murder investigation was under way, reports the Daily Record.
Cops are hunting for suitcases after confirming missing woman Julie Reilly has been murdered in Glasgow. Unclear whether her body has been found. pic.twitter.com/F1Yj8Ct1Lm
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A resident of Ardshiel Road told the paper how she found what appeared to be a human hip joint on Friday (April 20).
I went into the garden and saw the police in the drive of a house near us. I was told that part of a leg had been found.
I decided to have a look around and found a bone in my own garden which looked like a hip joint — it was a human bone.
There were teeth marks on it as if the foxes had been chewing it.
The woman’s daughter added:
I went and picked it up. There wasn’t any flesh or anything on it but I knew it was a human bone right away — but you don’t want to think it’s part of someone’s body.
I went and told the police who were at the other house and they sent a forensic team in to search our garden. They were here for two days.
It looks as if the foxes have carried and scattered the bones around the area, they could be everywhere.
We asked the police if this was related to the missing woman but they said they couldn’t tell us. It’s horrific. Hopefully the police know who did this and they catch them soon.
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Another resident said one neighbour had seen a fox carrying human remains.
The man said:
He saw a fox carrying a hand in its mouth. There are dens all around this area.
The police haven’t spoken to me yet. I don’t really want to get involved.
Ardshiel Road is just yards from Drumoyne Drive, where a major police forensics operation is under way. Neighbours said the property is privately owned and is rented out as flats.
One resident told the paper:
I heard that the torso was found in the garden. It’s four flats and it was a Spanish family who discovered the body parts.
The leg was found in a garden Ardsheil Road. We saw the police combing the gardens on Saturday.
Police confirmed a 41-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Tuesday, April 24), and subsequently charged in connection with Julie’s death.
A police spokesman said: ‘The man is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday (April 25).’
Our thoughts are with everybody affected.