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Human leg washes ashore at Kenwood beach

Updated: June 6, 2013 9:01AM

A human leg was found on a Kenwood neighborhood beach Wednesday afternoon on the South Side, Chicago Police said.

Police were notified at 2:42 p.m. about a human leg on the beach in the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, police said.

Authorities said a person walking along Lake Michigan found the leg on the rocks near the lake. The leg was severed from the hip down.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Area Central detectives were conducting a death investigation, police said.

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