Bag Filled with Body Parts

June 8th, 2009 by

MIAMI – A kayaker in Biscayne Bay reeled in body parts this morning that could belong to a Miami man last seen alive Sunday, Miami police said.

The boater found a foul-smelling plastic bag floating near Miami Shores around 8:30 a.m. and called police, Miami Police Cmdr. Delrish Moss said.

Police arrived at 9600 N. Bayshore Drive, peeked inside the bag and confirmed that they were dismembered human remains, Moss said.

Investigators took the bag to the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office to find out if the remains belonged to Osben Laparra, 21, of Guatemala.

This is the third day this week police found plastic bags filled with body parts in Biscayne Bay.

“The likelihood is that they belong to the same person,” Moss said.

Police are trying to determine if they belong to Laparra, who went out dancing Saturday and never returned home.

They’re also checking out a bag of bloody clothes found on the shoreline in Pompano Beach on Thursday, but Moss said today no determination has been made yet on that discovery.

And just before noon Thursday, a pedestrian spotted another body part in the water off Bicentennial Park.

Elvio Laparra told the Miami Herald that his brother had gotten into a few fights, but that he didn’t know of any enemies.

His only arrest in Miami-Dade County was last year for disorderly intoxication.

Osben Laparra came from Guatemala about seven years ago and worked in construction as a laborer.

The brothers would send money back home to their family.

He would work every day, and on Saturdays go out dancing at a club on Calle Ocho.

Elvio had to break the tragic news to his mother in Guatemala. He plans to send his brother’s body back there to be buried.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Miami homicide at 305-579-6530.

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