Human torso, leg found along Mississippi River near Wabasha
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Human torso, leg found along Mississippi River near Wabasha

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More human body parts were found in the Mississippi River on Saturday.

Two boys discovered a torso and an attached leg with a boot, Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsch said. The boot appears to match a boot found on human leg that was discovered July 21 along the Mississippi River near the town of West Newton.

The boys made the discovery on the Minnesota side of the river, about 100 feet off shore, at approximately 4:30 p.m.

In April, 61-year-old David Sheridan, an experienced sailor, disappeared after taking his sailboat onto Lake Pepin. His boat was found unoccupied, with the motor running, the next day. The remains discovered Saturday were found about four miles down river from where searchers were looking for Sheridan.

DNA tests will be run on the remains, Bartsch said.

Sheridan’s family has been notified of the discovery, he added.

Two boys discovered a torso and an attached leg with a boot. The boot appears to match a boot found on human leg that was discovered July 21 along the river.
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