Hoax: Rubber Fingers, Tongue Found in Jar

Items may have been part of GPS game

Monday, Dec 5, 2011  |  Updated 3:37 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Weird News Photos: Holiday Edition

Getty Images

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

A Cook County police investigation was halted Monday after the key evidence found in Old Edgebrook forest preserve turned out to be fake.

A visitor to the Indian Road Forest Preserve discovered a jar of what appeared to be human fingers and a tongue Sunday afternoon and turned it in to the Cook County Sheriff's office, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office found the items to be "non-biological" and a spokesman called it a hoax. 

Officials believe it may have been a part of geocaching game, which uses GPS to hide and find items, sort of a digital version of hide and seek.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out