The man’s leg and arm were found first, in the town of Hertfordshire in late March, followed by the discovery of his head near a farmer’s cattle pen, located approximately 80 miles away in Asfordby, in early April. A week later, police found another unnamed body part on a highway, the A10 Puckeridge bypass, according to the Daily Telegraph. The find marked the third in nine days.
During the early days of the investigation, the BBC reported on the discovery of the man’s head, and spoke with lead investigator Julia McKechnie. She told the BBC that police were "keeping an open mind as to why and how the head came to be in the field."