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HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Very unique item sitting in Riverfront Park's lost and found

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A very unique item has been sitting in Riverfront Park's lost and found for the last three months: A leg. A very unique item has been sitting in Riverfront Park's lost and found for the last three months: A leg.
Do you recognize this design on this lost right leg. Call the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department at 625-6600 Do you recognize this design on this lost right leg. Call the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department at 625-6600
A very unique item has been sitting in Riverfront Park's lost and found for the last three months: A leg. A very unique item has been sitting in Riverfront Park's lost and found for the last three months: A leg.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Head to any public place in Spokane and you'll find the majority of them have a lost and found. It's really easy to go someplace, get lost in the moment and simply misplace something. A coat, a hat, some gloves. The folks at Riverfront Park have seen it all over the years, but they have one item that they've been hanging on to for the last few months, that no one has yet come to claim, even though you'd think they absolutely would have to: a right leg.

Yes. You read that correctly. A RIGHT LEG. 

Cheryl Sieveke from Spokane Parks and Recreation told KHQ they found the leg near the Sky Ride in Riverfront Park over Hoopfest weekend. They put the leg in their lost and found bin, fully expecting someone to come and claim it within a few hours. Seems reasonable right? Much like your car keys, you can't get very far without them and realize immediately that they are gone. You'd think someone would notice their leg was gone. But the hours turned to days, the days the weeks, and the weeks to months. The owner of the leg never came. 

Sieveke said most of the items that get turned in to lost and found stay for 30 days, and if no one claims them, they donate them. But this isn't a coat or a hat. This is someone's leg. So they kept it. 

"In this case, we just felt it was just a specialized item, it would not find it's owner if we did something like that," Sieveke told KHQ. 

Now it sits in an office at Riverfront Park, waiting for it's owner to return. But the staff at Riverfront Park is used to unique items coming in. 

"This is pretty unique, but just finding some unusual items in general is not so out of the ordinary. We found a wheelchair in the shrubs the other day. There was a stroller under a tree a week or so ago. And they're nice items and you just wonder what led up to that and where are these people that own these items?" Sieveke said.

Aside from being a prosthetic right leg without an owner, the design is pretty unique, too. It has a black high-top tennis shoe attached to it, and an orange flame design with a blue dragon.

If you recognize the leg, or know who might own it, call the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department's Guest Service number at 509-625-6600.

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