PENN HILLS (KDKA) — It was December 16, 2014 when police got a call from Angela Harris – concerned she hadn’t heard from her mother Olivia Gilbert in three days.
Inside 233 Suncrest Drive in Penn Hills, detectives found her brother Frederick Harris III in a bedroom and seven garbage cans in the basement.READ MORE: Pa. State Senator Doug Mastriano Hopes To Issue Election Subpoenas Within 2 Weeks
Inside the cans is where the horror began.
On Thursday, Detective Patrick Kinavey told the jury one of the first things he saw when he looked inside was a human head.
Police say the body parts found in the cans were those of Olivia and Lamar Gilbert.READ MORE: 2 North Side Restaurants To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination
The jury saw several photos, including those of a piece of blood-soaked carpet detectives say was ripped from the floor, bottles of bleach and cleaner and a receipt for a 45 gallon garbage can from Home Depot from earlier that day.
In 2015, a detective testified that Harris’s fingerprints were found on the garbage bags and a note was found on him.
It read: “Thanks for house sitting and fixing up the place while we were on vacation. See you soon, tell everyone hello. P.S. Don’t answer the door for anyone.”MORE NEWS: CDC Issues Eviction Ban On Areas With 'Substantial Or High' Transmission Of COVID-19
A relative told police the note was not written in the hand of the victims, but rather in the hand of Harris.