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Human leg, foot found in Banning area wash

November 16, 2011 | 10:05 am

Riverside County detectives are investigating the origins of a human leg and foot discovered in a wash near a correctional center in Banning.

Deputies recovered the human remains Sunday in Smith Creek wash, just west of Smith Correctional Facility, and homicide detectives and search teams extensively combed the area Monday but found no other body parts.

Riverside County Coroner's officials are examining the remains.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Investigator Nelson Gomez of the Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3500 or Investigator Robert Pierson at the Cabazon Station at (951) 922-7100.

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