Police Make Ghoulish Discovery Inside Wallet of Arrestee

(Law Officer) Police officers in Utah made a ghoulish discovery inside the wallet of a man taken into custody for warrants, a severed finger.

Officers with the Orem Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Wednesday. They discovered the driver, identified as Victor Chavez-Zuniga, 27, had warrants for his arrest.

Police placed the man in custody and looked through his wallet where they discovered a severed finger inside, KSTU-TV reported.

In addition to the warrants, Chavez-Zuniga was charged with abuse or desecration of a dead human body, the news outlet reported.

The severed finger was reportedly wrapped in cloth inside the man’s wallet, KSTU reported. According to a police report, the finger “had what appeared to be pus and blood around it.”

The fingernail appeared to be decayed and officers noticed a foul smell when the finger was removed from the cloth, the news organization reported.

It was not immediately clear why Chavez-Zuniga had the detached digit in his wallet or who it belonged to, according to KIRO 7.

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