COVE NECK, N.Y. -- A severed human leg that washed up
Wednesday on the Long Island Sound estate of billionaire James
Dolan was possibly linked to a tattooed torso discovered inside a
suitcase three weeks ago on a Westchester County beach, authorities
Police were investigating whether another leg bone and human
foot discovered Tuesday night in Suffolk County were related to the
other body parts surfacing on either side of the sound, authorities
"Based on some similarities that I can't really comment on,
we're treating it as a very good possibility that the two legs
belong to our victim," said Detective Sgt. Robert Holland of the
Village of Mamaroneck police department.
On Wednesday morning, a landscaper working on the Dolan property
found the limb near the shoreline, where it apparently washed in
from the sound and remained after low tide, said Nassau County
police Lt. Kevin Smith. The employee opened the bag and made the
The leg "could have floated for miles before it got to where it
did," said Smith.
Its final stop was the waterfront property of Dolan.
The small, exclusive village where the leg appeared is also home
to the former so-called summer White House of President Teddy
On Tuesday night, a fisherman found a right foot and a leg bone
-- possibly female -- among the rocks in Cold Spring Harbor, said Lt.
Dennis Dooley of the Lloyd Harbor police. The remains were turned
over to the Suffolk County medical examiner for identification.
The two legs appeared a little more than three weeks after the
stabbed torso, stuffed inside a suitcase with a shirt and a pair of
pants, floated onto a beach in suburban Mamaroneck on March 3.
Authorities said at the time that the victim was a Hispanic or
black woman, no taller than 5-foot-6, weighing 180 to 200 pounds.
The victim had a tattoo of two red cherries on a green stem
above her right breast. Police had yet to identify the body when
the two legs were discovered on Long Island.
Homicide investigators were at the Dolan property, and a police
dive team was in the water searching for further remains or
evidence, Smith said. It was unclear how long the leg had been in
the water, and the remains were turned over to the Nassau County
medical examiner for identification, the lieutenant said.
According to Holland, the various jurisdictions were working out
the details on handling forensics and other aspects of the