Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy feet err...foot

Okay, this is pretty macabre.

Anyone missing a leg?

Get a leg up on your competition? Put your best foot forward?

Sorry, I keep putting my foot in my mouth this morning.

Maybe its the folks who ran the scam ambulance service generating more wheelchair-bound customers to bilk Medicare?

What? I'm just sayin'

Sneaker-clad leg found on South Padre shore
Lynn Brezosky: Rio Grande Valley Bureau

BROWNSVILLE — Officials on South Padre Island were looking for leads Monday after a human leg with a sneaker attached washed up on the beach here.

Some youths spotted the leg on the beach Sunday morning about 5 miles north of the town of South Padre, said Lt. Arnold Flores of the Cameron County park rangers.

Flores said the leg appeared to have been there for "a while." Barnacles that had attached to the black sneaker made it impossible for him to make out the brand.

An autopsy was performed Monday morning with hopes of getting DNA.
Flores said there were no missing person reports that could match the leg and that it could have been carried down the Rio Grande, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico, or with northern currents from Mexico.

The shores of Matamoros, Mexico, begin across the last trickle of the Rio Grande at Boca Chica, only about 2 miles south of the town of South Padre.

"Right now, we're going to go ahead and make contact with some of the Mexican newspapers and television stations. If someone comes up and says they're missing a loved one, maybe they can go ahead and contact us," he said.

Flores said it didn't appear to have been a shark attack.