A human leg was found on a Kenwood neighborhood beach Wednesday afternoon on the South Side.
Authorities said a person walking along Lake Michigan found the leg on the rocks near the lake, which was severed from the hip down. Police were notified at 2:42 p.m.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
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Area Central detectives were conducting a "death investigation," police said.