Farmworkers Find Bagged Torso in Northern California Field

ROBBINS, Calif. - Farmworkers in Northern California made a grim discovery in a field this week — a torso in a bag.

Sutter County officials believe the torso is human but are waiting for the results of an autopsy for confirmation.

Sutter County Undersheriff Jeff Pierce tells the San Francisco Chronicle deputies responded to a call Tuesday from farmworkers who were in a field just outside the town of Robbins, about 30 miles northwest of Sacramento.

Pierces says cadaver dogs looked for other evidence but found none.

He says investigators believe the torso belonged to a person who had been dead for nine to 12 months.

Officials will do a toxicology report and obtain DNA from the torso.

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