Detectives reveal clues to murdered man after severed leg examined

DETECTIVES investigating the discovery of a body part which was found by the A507 near Cottered on Sunday today released further information following further examination of the limb.The results have revealed that the leg, which was found in a green hol

DETECTIVES investigating the discovery of a body part which was found by the A507 near Cottered on Sunday today released further information following further examination of the limb.

The results have revealed that the leg, which was found in a green holdall, comes from an adult man, who is believed to be between 5ft 6ins and 5 ft 10ins tall. His shoe size is believed to be between a 7 and a 9. He also has a skin condition which has caused discolouration in the pigmentation of the skin around the ankle. There is a further skin condition on the lower leg causing the skin to 'scale'.

His ethnicity is still unconfirmed but believed White or Asian.

A full DNA profile has been obtained and is not matched on the National DNA Database.


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It is believed that the holdall containing the leg was deposited at the scene on either Saturday, March 21 or early Sunday March, 22.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Hanlon, from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit who is leading the investigation said: "We are following a number of lines of enquiry and continue to check records of reported missing people.

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"Whilst we are meticulously working through missing person reports we would especially like to hear from anyone who has a friend, relative or acquaintance missing that may fit the above description.

"I would like to make an appeal to anyone who was in the area where the leg was found on Saturday or Sunday, and believes they may have any information which could assist our investigation to contact us. Any piece of information, no matter how small, could prove vital to our investigation."

People can contact the incident room on 01707 354432 or, if they wish to give information anonymously, can call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111.

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