published Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Lost and found: Police seek owner of abandoned prosthetic leg

GLASSPORT, Pa. — Police in one western Pennsylvania borough are working on an unusual lost-and-found case involving a prosthetic leg.

Glassport police Lt. Ron Benoit tells KDKA-TV that investigators haven't been able to determine whether the artificial limb was lost or stolen since a motorist found it lying along a road June 21.

Police know the limb's serial number and say it was manufactured by Hanger Inc., a leading manufacturer of prosthetics. The company won't release information about the serial number, except for recall notices but police are hoping to use the number and a shoe found on the leg to identify the owner.

The lieutenant says, "It's an expensive piece of medical equipment. We'd like to get it back to its rightful owner."

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