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Human foot found at rail yard

Updated: June 27, 2012 5:18AM

A human foot was discovered underneath an Amtrak train Tuesday night when workers were performing maintenance work, police said.

The workers found the foot about 10 p.m. at a rail yard located in the 1600 block of South Lumber Street, police said.

Police said they believe the foot belongs to a man who was fatally struck by a train in Racine, Wis. last month. Authorities could not locate the man’s foot after the collision, police said, and it might have gotten stuck underneath the train until it arrived at the rail yard on Tuesday.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office is evaluating the foot, an agency spokeswoman said.

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