POLICE say they have identified a woman thought to have left a backpack filled with suspected human remains in a dumpster behind a store.
Officers in Virginia had released images of the female – who has not been named – after a shop employee found the bloody bag and called cops.
Police say they then found “what appeared to be human remains” inside.
Chesterfield County Police said they were “investigating the suspicious incident” after the woman left the backpack in the dumpster on Monday.
They said in a statement on Monday: “At about 1:50 p.m. today, police responded to a report that an unknown female had placed a backpack in a dumpster behind a store several hours earlier.
“It was reported that the female then entered the store without the backpack before leaving the area.
“A store employee checked the backpack, saw what appeared to be blood on it and called police.
“Officers on scene found what appeared to be human remains in the backpack.”
They added: “Surveillance cameras at the store captured images of the female who left the bag in the dumpster.”
On Tuesday they confirmed: “The female in the photos has been identified. The investigation is ongoing. Thank you to all who took time to share this post.”
The remains may be a baby’s body according to preliminary investigations, CBS reports.