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People cutting grass in Algiers uncovered human remains Tuesday morning, according to a report from New Orleans police. 

The discovery was made about 10:09 a.m. in the 4200 block of Tall Spruce Drive. 

It's the second instance of human body parts being found across New Orleans in just a matter of weeks. 

Scientists find human femur bone near New Orleans East canal Wednesday, NOPD says

A human femur bone was uncovered by people working in New Orleans East on May 9. 

In other matters recently handled by local authorities:

• A man was masturbating behind bushes while watching children play at Washington Square Park in the 700 block of Elysian Fields Avenue in the Marigny on May 10, New Orleans police said. The man ran away after throwing water from a bottle onto a woman who snapped a picture of him, police said.

The man was in his late 20s, about 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, with a short beard and close cropped haircut.

• A 27-year-old man was arrested on allegations that he stabbed a 35-year-old man during an argument at the corner of Burgundy and St. Louis streets in the French Quarter about 1 a.m. Wednesday, New Orleans police said. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition, and police booked Blaise Pertuit in connection with the case.

• About 2:25 a.m. at the corner of St. Louis and Dauphine streets in the French Quarter, a 26-year-old man was punched in the face and robbed of his wallet by another man who walked with him to a bar and had offered to buy him shots of alcohol, New Orleans police said.

• Dr. Jobie Crear, 67, of New Orleans, received an eight-month prison sentence from U.S. District Jude Sarah Vance on Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegally paying recruiters to bring Medicare beneficiaries to a company he operated, officials said.

The scheme cost Medicare more than $810,000, which Crear was ordered to pay back, U.S. Attorney Duane Evans’ office said.