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Human finger found in alligator snapping turtle’s body

SLIDELL, La. – A Louisiana sheriff’s office is investigating the discovery of a human finger in the body of an alligator snapping turtle.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a man called deputies on Monday after finding the finger in a big turtle, he was the cleaning and processing for consumption.

The researchers used a dog to search the area where the turtle was caught in a river.

The sheriff’s office says a crime lab and coroner’s office have not yet been able to get a fingerprint of the finger. The researchers also contacted local hospitals, but they have not helped with the identification of the finger of the owner.

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