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Phoenix city workers find human remains in sewer line

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PHOENIX — Police in Phoenix were investigating a possible homicide Thursday morning, after city workers uncovered human remains in a sewer line.

A police spokesman said water department workers found the remains Wednesday evening while working on a sewer line near Baseline Road and 55th Avenue.

The employees called police when they suspected the remains were of a human.

“They are (adult) body parts,” Officer James Holmes said.

“There’s a victim in there … and a family out there missing someone,” he said.

Because of potential gas leaks, a hazmat team was also called to the Laveen area.

City workers were sent to the site after a customer called in a complaint about his or her toilet not flushing.

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