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Body part found in Mississippi River near Wabasha

A human leg was found by a resident on the Mississippi River in West Newton on July 14, according to a news release from the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office.

The resident was cleaning out a debris pile 20 feet from the shore, when they spotted a shoe and a human leg, femur down to foot, in the pile of debris.

There were no other human remains located at that time.

The incident is under investigation and more information will follow pending a report from the Medical Examiner's office.

Matthew Lambert

Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism. 

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