Child’s leg found at Spooner’s Cove?
October 6, 2013
UPDATE: San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies determined the remains were sea lion and not human. The department originally responded by searching the area for more body parts. At the time, one deputy surmised it could be medical waste, sources said. A witness said they could clearly see a toe nail. Photos at the bottom of this story.
A man spending the afternoon with his two young sons at Montana De Oro State Park discovered a child’s leg partially submerged in the tide pools at the south end of Spooner’s Cove on Sunday at about 1:30 p.m.
The partially decomposed right leg appears to belong to a three to six-year-old child.
After wrapping the leg in kelp, the man attempted to find a park ranger. He then approached Los Osos resident Juliana Epperly and asked for assistance.
Epperly, the Solvang man and his children then drove the leg to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s substation on 10th Street in Los Osos. However, no one was there.
Epperly then utilized the substation’s emergency phone to call for assistance.
“I asked for someone to come down and they asked ‘what is the emergency,’ ” Epperly said. “I said we have a leg here.”
Four deputies responded and drove the man back to the tide pools to look for more evidence. The incident is currently under investigation.