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UPDATE: DNA tests being done on body parts found in the Mississippi River

Wabasha County Sheriff's Office says they may be connected to remains found in July.

Posted: Aug. 19, 2018 2:23 PM
Updated: Aug. 20, 2018 4:20 PM

UPDATE: The Wabasha County Sheriff's Office is confirming the body parts found Saturday on the Mississippi are believed connnected to the human remains found in July in West Newton.  DNA tests are being done by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to determine if either set of remains match missing boater David Sheridan.

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WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say more body parts have been found in the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota.

Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsch says two boys discovered a torso and an attached leg with a boot on Saturday.

The Winona Daily News reports the boot appears to match a boot found on a human leg that was discovered in July along the river near West Newton.

In April, a 61-year-old Pepin, Wisconsin, man disappeared after taking his sailboat onto Lake Pepin. His boat was found unoccupied, with the motor running, the next day.

The remains discovered Saturday were found about four miles downriver from where searchers were looking for the missing boater.

DNA tests will be conducted on the remains.

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