France: Human Legs Found on Separate Beaches on Tourist Island.
A walker alerted authorities after he spotted one limb on the La Liniere beach on the island of Noirmoutier, in the western Vendee province.
Police searching the area found the second leg on the nearby Souzeaux beach, a source close to the investigation told AFP.
"Clearly these remains were washed ashore by the sea, where they had remained for quite some time," the source said.
Prosecutors in the Vendee sub-prefecture of Les Sables-d'Olonne told
the two legs belong to the same person - a white man aged between 20 and 50 - and had remained in the water for about a month.
The first human remain to be found was a leg section going from the mid-thigh to the mid-calf. The second was the whole leg but with no foot attached.
The limbs were sent to forensics in Nantes for DNA tests.
The island of Noirmoutier is a popular tourist destination famous for its sandy beaches.
It is connected to the mainland by a natural bridge known as the Passage de Gois, which is flooded by the high tide twice a day.
The picturesque location has been often used to host a stage of the Tour de France cycling race.
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||Dec 3, 2013|
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