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More details on sawed-off legs found along river

From Pennlive

WILLIAMSPORT — Pennsylvania State Police and forensic investigators have made a couple determinations related to the sawed-off legs found along the Susquehanna River in Williamsport in May.

Police now say the legs belong to an adult, a white woman who ranged from 5 feet to 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling said Monday that this new information is all officials will be releasing at this time.

The legs, found May 11, around 10:11 p.m. in the area of the Hepburn Street Pump Station, had been cleanly cut near the knee joints by what investigators believe to be a thin-blade, hand-held saw, police said.

Investigators said the woman’s toenails were painted pink, and that both feet had white Polo Jeans brand ankle socks on them.

The deteriorated remains appeared to be several months old, and an initial search of the scene did not result in any other remains being found, police said.

Kisseling previously said that while state police have classified the case as a homicide, he is not ready to rule on the manner of death with the few remains he has.

The coroner said more testing is being done on the legs, including DNA testing that could take months or years for results.

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