Duxbury: Man who discovered box with human remains says it was “wrapped with a lot of care” with a “horrible stench”

It started as a suspicious package investigation in Duxbury yesterday, but it turned out to be something much more gruesome. The State Police Bomb Squad responded to Alexander Way and Walker Road in Duxbury just past 11:30 Sunday morning to examine a box on the side of the road, and after x-raying it, found human remains inside.

21-year-old Chandler Rodriguez says he was driving through the neighborhood with his father, on his way back from a friend’s house, when he saw the box.

“We’re driving through the neighborhood and we see about a 4×4 cardboard U-Haul moving box, and it very, very wrapped up, probably 15 or 20 times,” Rodriguez said. “It looked like it had been wrapped up with a lot of care.”

He says there’s never usually any trash or litter around, so they got out to see if they could clean it up.

“We go to kind of move it over and we realize instantly that it’s about 60 or 70 pounds, and not only that but the smell and the stench from it is just horrible, so instantly we think something’s kind of wrong,” Rodriguez said. “We think maybe this is just really bad garbage, maybe it’s a dead animal. So we figure we should grab the neighbors and we called the cops just to be safe.”

He says he was shocked when he found out it was actually a dead body.

The Plymouth County D-A’s office says the remains are being taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s office to take a look and work on identifying them. They say Duxbury and State Police are investigating and anyone with more info should get in touch with them.

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About Steve Burns

Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.