Murder suspect detained after man's legs found in garbage in Istanbul
Turkish police have detained a suspect after the legs of an unidentified man were found in a dumpster in Istanbul’s Asian district of Kadıköy.
A garbage collector called the police Feb. 27 moments after he found a human leg in the dumpster in Acıbadem area.
Police teams that arrived in the scene found another leg in the dumpster, believed to belong to the same man.
The street was cordoned off as police launched an investigation.
According to Demirören News Agency, the victim was identified as Rıfat Rıza Öztürk, 55.
Öztürk's nephew was detained by police later Feb. 27 for killing his uncle.
The suspect confessed to the murder, the report said, adding that other parts of the dismembered body were still being searched.