Bury in a landfill at the edge of a busy street in south-east London is the latest in a string of shocking finds from the UK’s recycling programme.
It is the result of a three-month investigation by the BBC and the National Archives.
There are also several reports of human remains, including a body part believed to be that of a young woman found on a beach in the town of Ewell in August.
It has not yet been officially identified.
The discovery of the body parts led to the closure of Eiffel Tower, where the remains were discovered.
BBC News: “This is the most shocking finding of the whole project,” said Anne Hulsey, a researcher at the National Archive.
“It is the remains of a woman, who was very young, who appears to have died at sea and has been buried there for years.”
In an effort to find answers, the BBC interviewed more than 60 people who have donated body parts.
Some of the findings from the investigation include the finding of human skin fragments on the beach, as well as human teeth and hair found in an ashtray and an empty bottle.
Hulyson said: “It’s very shocking, it’s just astonishing that people could find these types of materials and not have realised that they were there.”
BBC News reporter Jonathan Hill: “What do you think is the key to the discovery of this body?”
Anne Houlsey: “Human remains.
Human skin fragments.
And then, at this point, human remains in an empty plastic bottle.”
Jonathan Hill, BBC News and BBC News Online: “We’re finding human remains all over the place, and the human remains have a distinctive taste to them, and there is an incredible similarity.”
We think it might have been a small child, and we were able to collect her and put her into a coffin.””
She was very badly decomposed.
We think it might have been a small child, and we were able to collect her and put her into a coffin.”
The coroner’s inquest into her death is ongoing.
BBC Environment: “The body parts were found on Eiffels beach in Eiffeling, south-west London.” “
We’ve now identified what the child was doing on the day of the incident.”
BBC Environment: “The body parts were found on Eiffels beach in Eiffeling, south-west London.”
BBC news: “They’re just so human.”
Anne, a volunteer who lives nearby, said she had always wanted to find her own body parts, but her husband had passed away when she was still young and she had never found a place to dispose of them. “
They were found by the local residents, and it’s really hard to imagine that someone would have been looking for these bodies, but they are really quite fascinating to look at.”
Anne, a volunteer who lives nearby, said she had always wanted to find her own body parts, but her husband had passed away when she was still young and she had never found a place to dispose of them.
She said: I have always wanted a human body part.
The investigation by BBC News started after the BBC asked for advice from the National Museum of the Royal Navy about a “body part found at sea in a plastic bottle”. “
But I think what I’m most proud of is that it was the first time that I’ve ever seen a human’s head or face or body, and I found a human part and I thought, ‘Wow, that’s a pretty interesting find’.”
The investigation by BBC News started after the BBC asked for advice from the National Museum of the Royal Navy about a “body part found at sea in a plastic bottle”.
The BBC’s Anne Hymans: “I was surprised that it’s not been officially named.
It’s not like any other parts of the bodies that have been found, and they are all human.
It really is amazing.”
Hulley: “In a nutshell, the people who donated their body parts have told us that they thought they might have discovered some type of corpse.”
Anne said: But I can’t see it as being a dead body.
“I think the fact that they are human skin and bones and hair and teeth and the rest of the parts, I think it’s very much like someone who has just passed away, it makes me feel quite sad.”
They’re so human, and that’s what’s so exciting about it.
“Houlley: ‘A very interesting find’ Hulseley: The next step for the BBC is to contact local authorities to see if they have any plans to reopen the beach.
Because I think we know a lot about how they died, and if there’s any other bodies in there or in the sea that we could find out more about