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A California woman caught wheeling a trashcan full of body parts was arrested on Monday on charges of homicide.
Carmen Montenegro, 51, of San Bernardino, Calif. was spotted with the macabre container around 2:30 in the afternoon and nabbed by police who were tipped off to her bizarre activities.
"Officers stopped her leaving the location and in the trashcan we found human remains," Detective Jeff Crittenden told KTLA-TV.
The contents of the trashcan are being investigated by the coroner's office, but police believe it is a homicide and that there is only one body.
They are still working to clarify the connection between the woman and the remains and to identify the victim.
Crittenden told reporters he did not have much information on Montenegro, but said she is a relative of the homeowner whose house she was spotted wheeling the body away from.
One neighborhood resident's daughter told a KTLA-TV reporter she is Montenegro's cousin, and that the woman came to the home for help disposing the body.
Other residents said Montenegro's mother lives in the home, and that Montenegro herself lived there sporadically for over a decade.
The body is believed to have been dug up from the yard of the house where Montenegro was first spotted, according to police.