Fisherman finds part of human leg with sneaker in Delaware River

Mike DeNardo
July 05, 2019 - 10:59 am
A U.S. Coast Guard boat cruises the Delaware River at Penn's Landing.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are investigating a bizarre discovery: They say a fisherman found part of a human leg in the Delaware River. 

Detectives say a 27-year-old man was fishing near Graffiti Pier at Delaware Avenue and Beach Street, when he came across the remains Thursday around 8 p.m.

The lower part of a right leg, from the kneecap to the foot, still had a sneaker on it.  

Police do not know who the leg may have belonged to, or how it got into the river. Investigators are searching for any additional remains.