Dismembered body found in a trash bag

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A gruesome discovery was made in Waller County this afternoon.

FOX 26 News has learned a dismembered body, likely of a male, has been found in a trash bag just under the State Highway 290 bridge near the Washington and Waller county lines.

Our sources say a state trooper found the body at around 4 p.m. Wednesday. This area is near the Brazos River and just west of Hempstead.

We're hoping to get a statement from investigators in the area soon.

This story is developing and we have a news crew on the road to the area to get us the latest details.