Police: Legs found on riverbank believed to be woman’s

July 9, 2019 GMT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say portions of two sawn-off human legs found on a central Pennsylvania riverbank earlier this year are believed to have belonged to a woman, but she still hasn’t been identified.

State police in Lycoming County said Tuesday that an “extensive examination” by a forensic anthropologist indicates the legs are those of an adult white female about 5 feet to 5-feet-6-inches tall. Police said her toenails were painted pink and released photos of white Polo Jeans ankle socks found on both feet.

A fisherman found the legs May 11 along the Susquehanna River near the Hepburn Street Dam in Williamsport.


The county coroner said they appeared to have been cut near the knee joint by a hand-held saw, and death occurred up to six months before the discovery.