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Human leg found in the Mississippi River

Wabasha County authorities are investigating.

Posted: Jul. 17, 2018 3:32 PM

WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Wabasha County are investigating the discovery of a human leg found in the Mississippi River.

Authorities say 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.

The Winona Daily News reports a search turned up no additional remains. Chief Deputy Jim Warren says the investigation is ongoing.

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