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NEW YORK – New York City police are investigating after employees at a state Department of Environmental Protection wastewater facility found what is believed to be human remains, just hours after finding a leg.

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What appeared to be a human leg, with a foot attached, was found on a conveyor belt at the Hunts Point facility Wednesday, as we reported.

A second leg, which appears to be from a child or a baby, was found around midnight at the pollution control plant, WABC reported. The first leg was also described as belonging to a child or young person.

Part of human leg found on conveyor belt at New York facility

The treatment facility is responsible for cleaning more than 200 million gallons of water from more than 700,000 homes annually. Part of that process is monitoring conveyor belts for trash, which is where the first leg was found Wednesday morning, WNBC reported.

“It’s unbelievable,” Efraim Basom, who works across the street, told WABC. “It’s starting to be scary in this area.”

The plant serves as an initial filtration point in the Bronx, so the remains could have been dumped at the location itself or could have come in the water from anywhere in the borough, WABC reported.