Last updated on September 13, 2016, at 2:25 p.m. ET
Posted on September 13, 2016, at 2:25 p.m. ET
Police in Ohio are investigating how a heart that is likely human ended up in a ziploc bag in a field.
After the heart was tested by authorities in October 2016, they determined that it wasn't a human heart.
"It was never determined what type of animal heart it was," Sgt. Jim Fulton of the Norwalk Police Department told BuzzFeed News in Oct. 2017.
"As far as how the heart happened to be where it was found, there is much speculation, but no answer at this point," Fulton said in an email. "I have suspicions, but no evidence of confession. The case is closed as far as I am concerned; we are in the middle of a heroin and opioid epidemic (here and across the country), dealing with overdoses and deaths on an almost daily basis, so unless someone comes in with information the origin of the heart will remain a mystery."
Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.