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Leg found on beach was human: autopsy

Updated: June 6, 2013 7:26PM

The leg found on a Kenwood neighborhood beach Wednesday afternoon on the South Side was, in fact, a human leg, an autopsy Thursday found.

Police were notified just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday that a human leg was found on a beach in the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

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

An autopsy on Thursday confirmed that the leg was a human, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Details about the gender or age of the person it belonged to were not available.

Chicago Police are conducting a death investigation.

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