Human Remains Found in Container Near Country Club of Miami Identified as Male Torso

Miami-Dade police have identified human remains found in a storage container near the Country Club of Miami as the torso of a male.

Two fisherman found the container floating in a canal near NW 183rd Street and 73rd Avenue on Friday afternoon, according to Miami-Dade Detective Alvaro Zabaleta. They opened the grayish plastic box, discovered the rotting remains, and called 911. Police do not yet have any more info on the victim.

"It's a regular, plastic storage container," Zabaleta told New Times. "Like the ones you buy at the store and put Christmas stuff in."

Worst early present ever.

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Michael E. Miller was a staff writer at Miami New Times for five years. His work for New Times won many national awards, including back-to-back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi medallions. He now covers local enterprise for the Washington Post.