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.