Human Leg Washes onto South Side Beach

Authorities were notified shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday of a leg on Kenwood Beach

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013  |  Updated 11:01 PM CDT
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Human Leg Washes onto South Side Beach

Kenwood Beach

A human leg was found on a Kenwood neighborhood beach Wednesday afternoon on the South Side.

Police were notified at 2:42 p.m. of a human leg on a beach in the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, police said.

Authorities said a person walking along Lake Michigan found the leg on the rocks near the lake, which was severed from the hip down.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Area Central detectives were conducting a "death investigation," police said.
 

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