Possible human organs found at Detroit wastewater plant

- WEB UPDATE (11:30): The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said that "some unknown tissue" was brought in by police from the water facility.

"The organ has not been identified, it will take months to ID an organ," a spokesperson said.   

A disturbing discovery at the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant where a worker found what appears to be a human organ.

It is possibly a kidney and possibly, the second one in two days.

Detroit police confirms they did come to the plant at 9300 W. Jefferson Friday and found what appeared to be a human organ. 

The object was found Friday night by employees at the No. 2 Bar Rake at the south side Pump Station No. 1.

Evidence tech experts were sent to the plant Friday to collect the organ. It was then transported to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. It will then be examined and determined if it is from a human, animal.

The Great Lakes Water Authority which maintains the plant saying there was an object found Friday and a similar object Saturday was discovered. That was also given to police to take to the medical examiner's office, but no details have been given about what it may be.

The full statement by the GLWA:
"Yesterday staff members noticed an object in the Water Resource Recovery Facility's (formerly known as Wastewater Treatment Plant) wastewater screening area — the area that filters out debris from the wastewater before it goes into the treatment process.

Staff members immediately notified the Detroit Police Department (DPD), who responded to the scene and took custody of the object. Today, a second object was observed in the same area, and staff followed the same protocol, notifying DPD. We have no further information on what DPD has identified the objects to be, or where it entered the wastewater system.

This does not affect the water treatment process. We recommend that any further questions regarding the investigation be directed to the DPD."


 

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