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"Severed hand" found in trash

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police were called to investigate a report of a severed human hand found by workers at a waste plant.

Officers were called to the Pellitteri Waste plant on Kipp St. Wednesday morning. Workers reported finding a severed human hand on the conveyor belt, which was then deposited into a pile of trash.

A cadaver dog and the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office were called in.

A detective looked at the hand and he found it had six fingers and no thumb.

They brought in a forensic anthropologist, who determined it was not from a human. They said it was likely a bear paw.

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