Discovery of human leg found in Mississippi investigated

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018

WABASHA  — Sheriff’s officials in Wabasha County are investigating the discovery of a human leg found in the Mississippi River.

Authorities said deputies responded to a citizen’s call about human remains Saturday afternoon. A resident cleaning out a debris pile near the shoreline in West Newtown found the leg, from thigh bone to foot, with a shoe still on.

According to a press release, a search turned up no additional remains. Chief Deputy Jim Warren said the investigation is ongoing.

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