Prosecutors did not rule out possibility remains belonged to employee of nearby pumping station
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Police said that witnesses walking along the river dyke on Longmi Road in New Taipei’s Bali District spotted a strange object floating near the Guandu Bridge around noon. Upon taking a closer look, they were startled to find that it was half of a human head, according to CNA.
Police and firefighters responded to the scene, and firefighters found the head stuck underneath a riverside scenic lookout near the bridge. They managed to fish it out of the water; however, as the remains were badly decomposed, the cause of death has not yet been determined.
Prosecutors suspect the head may be that of a man in his 50s surnamed Chi (齊) who worked at Taipei City’s Baxian pumping station. Chi reportedly fell into the Tamsui River while working on a sewage gate to prepare for the approaching Typhoon Hagupit on Monday; police and firefighters found Chi’s headless body on Monday night. [FULL STORY]