Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Human Hand Found in Ferguson

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Human Hand Found in Ferguson

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FERGUSON - Dr. Mary Case, the St. Louis County medical examiner, said Friday morning that tests had confirmed that a "specimen" found in Ferguson was a human hand.

The effort is under way now to determine who it belongs to, and that will probably take DNA testing, Case said.

The hand was found Thursday in a backyard on Wesley Avenue in Ferguson, said Suzanne McCune, forensic office administrator for the medical examiner. The hand had been "exposed to the elements for an extended period of time," she said.

A man mowing a neighbor's lawn found the hand and shared a photo of it on social media.

"The daily life of a Lawn Service. Found a hand mowing my neighbors lawn. Yes a real hand!" a man named Don Rauch said on a Facebook post Thursday. …

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