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Human finger found in parking lot of Ohio Walmart

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SIDNEY, Ohio (KDKA) -- An amputated human finger was found in the parking lot of a Walmart in Ohio, and police are asking for help figuring out how it got there. 

Police in Sidney, Ohio, said an officer was called to the Walmart at West Michigan Street on Sunday for a call about the finger. 

Investigators took the finger to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, which was able to confirm it was in fact a human finger, likely belonging to a female, police wrote in a Facebook post on the city's page Thursday. 

So far, no medical providers have been able to give police information that links the finger to any recent patients, authorities said.

"During the preliminary investigation phase, the department exhausted all possibilities within nearby hospitals and is working with other law enforcement agencies in conjunction with the Montgomery County Coroner's office. The Sidney Police Department is committed to examining all potential criminal and non-criminal scenarios," police said. 

Officials are asking the public for help with the investigation.

"The Sidney Police Department approaches all investigations with a high level of seriousness. As such, a request for community assistance has been made in an effort to support the investigation," the Facebook post said. 

Police ask anyone with information to call the Sidney Police Department at 937-498-2351 or the Sidney-Shelby Crime Stoppers at 937-492-2351.

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