Leg found in East River near East 6th Street, NYPD says

A severed leg was found in the East River near East Sixth Street on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, police said. / Google Maps

A severed leg was found in the East River Thursday morning, police said.

A passerby discovered the leg floating against rocks on the shore near FDR Drive and East Sixth Street shortly before 11:45 a.m., according to the NYPD.

The area where the leg was found is part of the East River Promenade. The New York East River Park Track is close by.

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The Emergency Services Unit removed the leg and took it to the city Medical Examiner’s office, where it will undergo further analysis.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.