Leg found on Ohio River bank in Indiana

Leg found on Ohio River bank in Indiana

MADISON, IN (WAVE) - A human leg bone was found on the bank of the Ohio River near Madison, IN last week.

Jefferson County Coroner Johnny Collins told WAVE 3 News a worker at Indiana/Kentucky Electric Company spotted the leg at about 9 a.m. on Friday. The worker said it was about two feet from the water's edge.

Collins said a shoe was still attached to the leg. It's described as a gray, low-top New Balance shoe in a size 10.5. A black sock was inside the shoe.

Investigators are trying to figure out if the leg was originally left there or if it floated down the river from another location. A cadaver dog searched the surrounding area and did not find any other remains.

Indiana University's Anthropology department is assisting police to determine the race, gender and approximate age of the person.

DNA will be collected and entered into a databank in hopes of finding a match to a missing person's case. There are no open missing person's cases in Madison at this time, so investigators are widening their search.

Anyone who has information about this discovery should contact authorities.

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