Biscayne Bay Remains Turn Out to Be Bessie

Parts of a cow, not a human were in the bags found by a passerby Wednesday

By Todd Wright, Sharon Lawson and Jessica Sick
|  Thursday, Mar 17, 2011  |  Updated 5:50 PM EDT
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A mysterious discovery was made in bags floating in Biscayne Bay Wednesday.

A mysterious discovery was made in bags floating in Biscayne Bay Wednesday.

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Police say Jamie Saffran, 51, is behind the gruesome murder of a man whose body parts were found scattered in three different South Florida cities.

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A gruesome find in Biscayne Bay on Wednesday had many wondering if it was the next in a disturbing trend in South Florida waters recently.

But turns out the remains found weren't from a human, but rather a cow.

Police said the remains were inside bags in the water behind the 900 block on Brickell Key Boulevard in the afternoon. A passerby initially spotted the bags and called 911.

A man who was riding his bike in the area spotted the bags and fished them out.

"Not seeing any feathers or wings, I thought it might be that of a human being," said the man. "I had seen what turned out to be three belly rings on the lower area."

Late last year, body parts were found floating in canals in Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade. They all belonged to one man, Warren Danzig, authorities said.

Jamie Saffran, 51, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with those finds.

In Delray Beach, two siblings were found in luggage dumped in a canal. No one has been charged in the children's murders yet although a suspect is in custody.

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