Human Leg Stolen in Los Angeles

The coroner's office is 'distressed'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2015 6:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – Talk about a story with legs. News outlets are really running with it—but that's what happens when weird crimes are afoot. My News LA reports an investigation is ongoing after a human leg was stolen out of a vehicle belonging to a nonprofit that donates organs and tissue early Monday in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County coroner's office, which partners with nonprofit One Legacy, says it's distressed about the disappearance of the leg, which has yet to turn up.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, One Legacy employees picked up the donated leg from the coroner's office around 3am Monday, then went to get something to eat. When the employees left the restaurant and returned to the vehicle, the leg was gone. The limb had been wrapped in plastic and left in a cooler, and the coroner's office believes whoever stole it was unaware of what it was. In addition to the missing appendage, the coroner's office is also trying to figure out who leaked information about the theft to the media. In conclusion: One Legacy? More like No Leg-acy, am I right? (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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