News Leg found in East River near East 6th Street, NYPD says The leg was taken to the city Medical Examiner’s office for further analysis, cops said. A severed leg was found in the East River near East Sixth Street on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: Google Maps By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Updated November 9, 2017 2:25 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email 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. 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. By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.