MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials in Wabasha County say an investigation is underway after human remains were found in a debris pile near the Mississippi River Saturday.
According to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, they received a report Saturday at 4:50 p.m. of human remains found near the river in West Newtown, which is located south of Lock and Dam No. 4.READ MORE: Thief Steals Car With Dog Inside In Downtown Minneapolis
There, a local resident was cleaning out a debris pile about 20 feet from shore when a shoe was located with a human leg – the femur down to the foot — attached. No other signs of human remains were found.READ MORE: Vikings Get Big Pass-Rush Boost With Hunter's Healthy Return
The area was searched again on Sunday and no other items of interest were located.MORE NEWS: 'I Don't Live In A Fantasy Land': Wild GM Faces Challenging Limited Salary Cap Situation
The sheriff’s office says the investigation is being conducted and information will be released following a report from the medical examiner’s office.