Investigators working to identify two murdered women, one in New York the other in California

Brooklyn, New York: An individual walking down the street near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Atlantic Avenue shortly before 2:00 am this morning discovered the dismembered torso of a woman and called 911.


Investigators arrived to find the torso inside of a garbage bag in a shopping cart.


The remains have been identified only as belonging to an adult female. The head, arms, and legs were missing so police are attempting to identify the woman through DNA.


Investigators are also canvassing the area for available surveillance footage.


Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, California, investigators are working to identify the remains of a woman that was found on shortly before 5:00 am Tuesday, March 1 in Chinatown.


The man who made the discovery attempted to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher before making the call to 911.


The woman's charred remains were found near the intersection of Wildhart Street and Main Street. According to investigators, they were so badly burned that they cannot tell how old the woman was and have not yet determined if she died before or after being set on fire.


"We don't know if this is homeless-related. We don't [know] of it's gang-related. We really are in the preliminary stage of this investigation," Lt. Ryan Rabbett of the Los Angeles Police Department said.


The Los Angeles Police Department is asking that anyone with information contact their department at (877) LAPD-247.