August 8, 1995 in Nation/World

Leg Leads To Bombing Speculation

Washington Post

A leg recovered from the rubble of the bombed federal building here has authorities pondering whether an unknown attacker was killed in the explosion and has given attorneys for suspect Timothy James McVeigh an element to cast doubt on the government’s case.

Experts are analyzing the mangled leg, clad in olive-colored clothing and a black military-style boot. The attire is similar to the garb McVeigh and his associates are known to have worn regularly.

“The staff and consultants of this office continue to analyze as yet unidentified tissue recovered from the (Alfred P.) Murrah (Federal) Building bombing,” according to a statement by Fred B. Jordan, chief medical examiner for the state.

“Among this is a traumatically amputated left thigh and lower leg recovered on May 30, 1995. … The leg has not been matched to any of the known victims or survivors.”

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