Man decapitates mother’s head, cut up body with jigsaw

Bashid McLean, 23, is accused of decapitating his mother’s head, cut her body into pieces and placed her remains on separate street corners in a South Bronx neighborhood on Feb. 27, according to the Huffington Post.

Police found pictures of her body parts in McLean’s cell phone.  They also discovered a horrific photo of McLean holding his mother’s bloodied head up by the hair.

Credit: Associated Press

Credit: Associated Press

Authorities said McLean used a Black and Decker jigsaw to butcher Tanya Byrd’s, 45, body and placed her remains in separate bags. Another suspect, William Harris, 26, was seen on surveillance camera helping McLean dispose of her body parts.

A man walking his dog made the horrific discovery of Byrd’s dismembered remains as he saw her leg protruding from a pile of garbage.  Her remains were stuffed in four bags and scattered along four blocks, police said.

The resident’s dog found the first bag – a heavy-duty plastic garbage bag stuffed in a duffel bag, with the woman’s bloodied leg inside – in a trash pile in the Melrose neighborhood. Police then found the three other bags and their macabre contents, including the victim’s head, part of her torso and other limbs, according to the Huffington Post.

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