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Human leg discovered in Alaska channel

A human leg still draped in a fishing boat was pulled from an Alaskan channel near Juneau Monday, police said.

The leg, and cut off from the knee down, was found by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game employees and the removal of dirt from the Gastineau Channel in the vicinity of the Sandy beach, Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell told Alaska Dispatch News.

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“The dredging pulled a human leg and the boat out of the channel,” Juneau police said in a statement.

The bone was so deteriorated that the officials could not make, his race or gender. It was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for possible identification.

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Campbell said he was not aware of the missing people in Juneau, but the police will search for other remains.

Campbell said this is not the first time that a body has in Juneau. The last one was in 2016, when a hiker found human remains near the Mendenhall Glacier. That remains belonged to a person who went missing in 2010.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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