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Human Leg Found Floating in the Hudson River, NYPD Says

By  Ben Fractenberg and Katherine Lavacca | July 19, 2017 3:22pm 

 A leg was found floating near 66th Street in the Hudson River Wednesday, police said.
A leg was found floating near 66th Street in the Hudson River Wednesday, police said.
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DNAinfo/Katherine Lavacca

UPPER WEST SIDE — A human leg was floating in the Hudson River Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The NYPD fished the body part out of the river near 66th Street after a jogger spotted it at about 2 p.m., a police spokesman and sources said.

The medical examiner will try to determine the person’s identity and cause of death.

It was the second time this summer dismembered human remains were discovered in the waters around the city.

New Jersey resident Raphael Lolos, 40, was charged with murdering and dismembering his girlfriend, Jenny Londono, 31, and dumping her body parts in the Hudson River last month. 

One of Londono's legs was found floating near the Boat Basin at 79th Street.