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Victim identified after legs found near New Haven train station

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Police continue to investigate after four severed limbs were found (WFSB photo) Police continue to investigate after four severed limbs were found (WFSB photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police in New Haven have identified the person whose body parts were found near a train station in New Haven two weeks ago.

They said 54-year-old Ray Roberson's severed legs were discovered in bushes near the State Street Railroad Station on Court Street.

He was identified through DNA evidence.

Police said he was homeless and not reported missing. The last time someone reported seeing Roberson alive was on May 20.

Police said he missed a court date in New Haven on June 17.

A passerby first discovered the legs on July 15, according to police.

As investigators combed the scene, two arms were discovered in a plastic bag about a block east down State Street. Both arms were missing hands at the wrists.

Police said the parts appeared to have been there for at least a week.

No other body parts were discovered near the scene.

Forensics teams had been working to identify Roberson.

Investigators said as of Monday, they matched only the legs to Roberson. An analysis of the arms has yet to be completed.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

New Haven police said they plan to hold a news conference with more information at 3 p.m.

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