Leg Doe 2018

Leg Doe 2018

Description
In the morning of Saturday, July 28, 2018, a child found a semi-decomposed leg from the knee down floating in Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, California. After extensive search of the area, no other body parts were located. A forensic anthropologist found no evidence of trauma to the leg and no evidence the leg was severed by traumatic means. Cause or manner of death could not be determined. And other than that the person from whom the leg came was female and relatively small, no other descriptive information (such as race, age, height, weight, etc.) could be gleaned by the anthropologist. Registry of DNA of the leg tissue with DOJ did not reveal the identity of the person belonging to the leg.

Date Body Found: July 28, 2018
Race:
unknown
Gender:
Female
Estimated Age:
unknown
Estimated PMI:
unknown
Location:
Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, CA

Agency of Jurisdiction
Kern County Sheriff’s Office
Dawn Ratliff
661-861-3110
RATLIFF@kernsheriff.org

Links to More Information
https://www.bakersfield.com/news/breaking/leg-found-in-buena-vista-lake-remains-unidentified/article_9c63495c-9ce2-11e8-b72c-4f5bcc931e52.html
https://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/kcso-human-leg-found-in-lake-buena-vista-belonged-to-a-woman
https://www.kget.com/news/local-news/investigation-continues-to-identifying-human-remains-found-in-kern-river-and-lake-bv/1389495261
https://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/human-remains-found-in-lake-buena-vista

Status: Extraction completed pending quality control