Macabre bag containing 27 pairs of human hands found in bag on Amur River island. Mystery over who the hands belonged to, when they were chopped off, and why. GRAPHIC IMAGES https://t.co/eq2B1N1Pn9 pic.twitter.com/wJZqYveSPr— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) March 8, 2018
In 2018, 27 pairs of human hands were found in Siberia. A fisherman made the discovery while walking along the Amur River. He saw one hand poking out from the snow, and quickly discovered there were several more. The hands were found in bags. Authorities said they were probably from a local forensics lab that did not properly get rid of the hands, but some question whether that is the truth.
In January 2012, two women walking their dogs in Bronson Canyon, near the Hollywood sign, discovered the severed head, hands, and feet of a man who was later identified as 66-year-old Hervey Medellin. The case remained cold until 2014, when the police arrested Gabriel Campos-Martinez in connection with Medellin's murder.
It was revealed that Campos-Martinez had been Medellin's live-in boyfriend for several years. It wasn't clear why Campos-Martinez murdered and dismembered Medellin, though investigators did discover a recent search term on a computer found in the couple's apartment: "Butcher a Human Carcass for Human Consumption."The rest of Medellin's body, as well as the murder weapon and dismemberment tools, were never discovered.