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Police search for clues about prosthetic leg owner

WATKINSVILLE (AP) -- Police in the northeast Georgia town of Watkinsville are hoping to find the owner of a child's prosthetic leg found on the side of a road.

Authorities say a jogger found the small prosthesis with a sock on the foot July 23 while running on Barnett Shoals Road.

Watkinsville Police Chief Lee O'Dillon says that he believes it fell from a moving vehicle since it had a scuff mark from where it slid across the pavement.

O'Dillon said it was made for a small child, possibly as young as 4 years old, who is missing the lower left leg from about halfway down the calf. Its shell is painted dark blue with colorful planets.

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jamesgriffin 1 year, 8 months ago

Should be easy to find the owner: Every prosthetic has a serial ID etched/printed on it somewhere, which can be looked up by authorities in a national database, to get the name and address.

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