MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Alabama — Authorities say they believe a headless torso, a severed head and other human remains found in south Alabama appear to be those of a white man over age 60.
The victim had a pacemaker, a distinctive mole on his right sideburn and dentures in the upper and lower parts of his mouth, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Mack on Tuesday. People who might know someone fitting that description are being asked to contact authorities.
On Sunday, investigators found a severed arm and hand.
On Monday, a local resident found the headless torso partially submerged in a creek, about three miles away from where the other remains were found.
An underwater search of the creek then uncovered the head and other body parts, Al.com reported (http://bit.ly/1uj8Fh2 ).
"This is a homicide. We have no reason to expect anything else at this time," Mack said. "More than likely it will be a capital murder investigation based on circumstances."
Mack said he does not believe the man was killed where his body parts were found.
"At this point in time, we are operating on the theory that this individual died in another location and ... these two sites are treated as dump sites," Mack said.
"Baldwin County is a transient county," Mack added. "We have a lot of people coming and going. (But) we have a lot of senior citizens living by themselves and we have a lot of senior citizens who might be checked on every few days. Once again, that's why we are urging people that if you know an individual who fits these characteristics to check on that person."
Authorities say they will continue to search for a missing foot.
No clothes have been recovered, aside from a Tungsten ring that was on a finger of the severed hand found Sunday.