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Human finger found in alligator snapping turtle's body

Dr. Brad Moon, an associate professor of biology, returns an alligator snapping turtle to Cypress Lake on campus. (Source: University of Louisiana at Lafayette) Dr. Brad Moon, an associate professor of biology, returns an alligator snapping turtle to Cypress Lake on campus. (Source: University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
SLIDELL, La. (AP) -

A Louisiana sheriff's office is investigating the discovery of a human finger inside the body of an alligator snapping turtle.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a man called deputies on Monday after finding the finger inside a large turtle he was cleaning and processing for consumption.

Investigators used a dog to search the area where the turtle had been caught in a river.

The sheriff's office says a crime lab and coroner's office haven't been able to get a fingerprint from the finger. Investigators also contacted local hospitals, but they haven't helped identify the finger's owner.

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