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Sheriff: Human Remains Found on the Mississippi River

Sheriff: Human Remains Found on the Mississippi River Photo: MGNonline.

July 15, 2018 09:09 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Wabasha County authorities released information on Sunday night stating that a resident found human remains while cleaning out a debris pile along the shores of the Mississippi River.

The Wabasha County Sheriff's Office said they received a call around 5:00 pm Saturday afternoon about human remains found on the Mississippi River in West Newton (south of Lock and Dam #4).

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When a deputy arrived at the scene, the deputy was informed that a local resident was cleaning out a debris pile 20 feet from shore. In the debris pile, a shoe was located and a human leg (femur down to the foot) was attached. No other signs of human remains were located. 

On Sunday, deputies searched the area again and no other items of interest were found. 

An investigation is underway at this time and authorities said that information will follow pending a report from the Medical Examiner's Office.

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