Severed Arm Found at Missouri Railroad Tracks

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield police are searching for the person whose severed arm was found at a railroad yard.

The Associated Press reports that BNSF Railway employees found the arm Monday by train tracks at the rail yard.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the medical examiner could not determine the age or gender of the arm, but it was a right arm from a Caucasian, severed below the elbow. The medical examiner says the arm probably was severed for a couple of days when it was found.

Cpl. Matt Brown with the Springfield police says no one who lost an arm has turned up at Springfield area hospitals. Authorities say it’s possible a person could survive the injury if he or she receives prompt medical attention.

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