Williamsport, Pa. -- A forensic anthropologist has examined the severed legs that were found along the Susquehanna River in Williamsport in May. Dennis Dirkmaat, forensic anthropologist at Mercyhurst University in Erie, has reportedly determined the legs are that of an adult white female, approximately 5”-5”6’ in height.
The legs, which were cleanly cut near the knee joints, were found by a fisherman west of the Hepburn Street Dam on May 11, 2019. No other body parts were found.
The legs had white socks with the Polo jeans label and R.L. for Ralph Lauren above a red, white and blue flag.
Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. confirmed that the toenails were painted pink. It’s estimated the victim passed away six months ago, according to the Unidentified Persons database.
The legs were presumed to have been cut by a thin bladed hand-held saw.
There are no missing persons in the Williamsport area. Cause of death is not known at this time and the investigation is ongoing.