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Nov 12, 2013 1:47 PM by AP

Body parts found in Washington after dog finds leg

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Investigators are trying to answer questions about body parts found by searchers and a dog that brought a human leg to a home in western Washington.

Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock said Tuesday it's too early to tell if the remains are from a man, woman or child, how long ago the person died and even whether the death is a homicide.

Warnock says they're checking records for missing persons and runaways, but there's no guarantee the body will be identified.

A pet dog picked up the leg Nov. 5 and brought it to a home on the Nisqually Indian Reservation, about 45 miles south of Seattle. It wasn't reported until Saturday and searchers then found a rib cage, pelvis and part of a skull including a jawbone with teeth.

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