Progress in investigation into severed leg found in Graubunden forest
Police investigating the discovery of a severed leg in Graubunden at the end of July say that they are making progress in their investigation.
The leg was discovered three weeks ago, attached to a sports shoe, size 38, on the edge of a forest near the village of Untervaz. Cantonal police, with the help of sniffer dogs, have carried out extensive searches in the area but have so far not come across further body parts.
Investigations at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in St. Gallen have concluded that the leg belongs to a woman about 1.68 metres tall. Police say the woman had been dead for several weeks when her leg was found.
Experts are now working to establish the woman’s DNA sequence, so that it can be passed on to national and European genetic databases. So far, no one relating to the woman’s disappearance has been reported to cantonal police.