Police in Argentina are investigating after a gardener discovered a jar containing a severed penis while weeding his mother’s garden.
The shocking find was made at a house in Balcarce, Buenos Aires province, about 30 miles west of Mar de Plata, an Atlantic Ocean beach resort.
The gardener had accidently cracked the jar while tending to his mother’s overgrown grass for the first time in three months, according to local sources, and was shocked by the “strong scent” coming from inside.
After being summoned to the site by the astonished man, police forensic experts removed the jar and its contents.
The police have yet to make an official statement regarding who they believe is responsible.
A court investigation categorised as “discovery of human remains” has been opened.
Photos of the severed male member in the jar and police carrying out a site examination have been published in local media.
“The jar contained a liquid which was protecting the penis inside,” police said.