Human leg found in water at Dolphin Cove Marina sent for DNA testing

It could be up to two months before officials have any more information about a human leg that was found Saturday floating in the water at Dolphin Cove Marina.

Charleston County Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin said they are in the process of sending the leg off for DNA testing, which can take anywhere from 45 to 60 days.

She said there won’t be any other information available until the testing is complete.

A worker found the leg at the marina, which is located along the Ashley River east of the King Street Extension, Charleston police initially reported.

Police referred to the appendage as an “apparent human leg” in a post on Twitter, and added that it looked as though it had been in the water for a while.

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