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.

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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.

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The area was searched again on Sunday and no other items of interest were located.

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The sheriff’s office says the investigation is being conducted and information will be released following a report from the medical examiner’s office.