A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city, reports the AP. Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell says the leg—from the knee down—was found by state game workers clearing out the debris pile Monday from Gastineau Channel near Sandy Beach. It had deteriorated to the point they couldn't determine race or gender. "It was in very poor condition," Campbell tells Alaska Dispatch News. "It had quite a bit of water damage. It could have been out there a few months, or it may have been much longer."
The limb has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Anchorage for possible identification. Police will search for other remains. Campbell wasn't aware of any missing people in Juneau this year, but says bodies show up in Juneau every few years. The last was in 2016 when a hiker found human remains near Mendenhall Glacier. He says those were of a person reported missing in 2010. (Read more severed feet stories.)