Human leg, severed from the hip down, washes up on Chicago beach; authorities investigate

Chicago authorities are investigating after a human leg was discovered on a Lake Michigan beach on the city's South Side.

Authorities tell the Chicago Sun-Times ( ) that the leg had been severed from the rest of the body the hip down.

It was found by someone walking near rocks on Wednesday afternoon.

An autopsy on the limb is expected Thursday.


Information from: Chicago Sun-Times,