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Prosthetic leg "seeks" owner after fake limb is found in Pa.

Police in western Pennsylvania are searching for the owner of this prosthetic leg, found alongside a road on June 21, 2014

CBS Pittsburgh

GLASSPORT, Pa. - Police in one western Pennsylvania borough are working on an unusual lost-and-found case involving a prosthetic leg.

Glassport police Lt. Ron Benoit tells CBS Pittsburgh that investigators haven't been able to determine whether the artificial limb was lost or stolen since a motorist found it lying along a road June 21.

Police know the serial number of the artificial limb and say it was manufactured by Hanger Inc., a leading manufacturer of prosthetics. The company won't release information about serial numbers, except for recall notices, but police are hoping to use the number - and a shoe found on the prosthetic - to identify the owner.

The lieutenant says, "It's an expensive piece of medical equipment. We'd like to get it back to its rightful owner."