(Trends Wide) — Three dismembered bodies, including that of a child, were found this week in a burning garbage dump in Fort Worth, Texas, according to the city police department.
The bodies were “burned and heavily dismembered”, said the police in a press release, adding that there were “missing body parts.”
Authorities have tentatively identified one of the bodies as David Lueras, 42, who was “known to frequent the Dallas area” and “has some ties” to nearby communities, police said in the statement Friday. The boy’s identity is unknown, police said. The third body is that of a “young adolescent or adult woman.”
“The dismembered condition of the bodies makes the identification process difficult,” police said in the press release.
Fort Worth firefighters responded to a report of a dumpster fire at 6:17 a.m. local time Wednesday outside a business on Bonnie Drive on the city’s west side, approximately 1.5 miles south. off Interstate 30, police said. Authorities found the bodies in the dumpster while extinguishing the fire, and the Fort Worth Police homicide unit responded to the scene.
Investigators are focused on identifying the suspects in what police called a “triple murder.” The homicide unit requests the public’s help and seeks to obtain any information on possible missing persons that may match the description of the victims.
Trends Wide’s Melissa Alonso contributed to this report.