OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - A torso was found Wednesday afternoon by the Bay Bridge.
Oakland police are at the scene. A man discovered the torso during a lunch break.
“He was out here taking some photos,” Oakland P.D. Officer Johnna Watson said. “As he was climbing around on the rocks, he discovered the torso.”
Oakland homicide investigators said the torso was partially clothed, but had no head, no arms, or legs.
Police tell KTVU the torso was found floating at the base of the bridge by Burma Road.
The Alameda County Coroner has determined that the body is that of a young male.
Investigators say determining the identity of the body may boil down to DNA testing and that the torso is believed to have been in the water for about a month.
“We don’t know the race at this time because the torso is so decomposed,” said Watson.
The torso is badly decomposed (marine life may have played a factor) and investigators say it's likely been on the rocks for several days.
Stay with KTVU.com for updates on this developing story.