Severed Leg Traced to Missing Bradenton Woman

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a severed leg that washed ashore two days after Christmas in St. Petersburg is that of a missing Bradenton woman.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that the leg belonged to 38-year-old Kelly Moriarty, who remains missing along with her 62-year-old girlfriend, Doris Carter.

The two women were last seen by family on Dec. 16, when they left Carter’s house in a rural area north of Plant City, east of Tampa. They were in Moriarty’s car.

Four days later, the car was found abandoned in Parrish, near Bradenton. Then, on Dec. 27, a neatly severed leg, pale and bent at the knee, washed ashore in St. Petersburg.

The leg was finally traced to Moriarty last week.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

It's a Date | October 2017Our beautiful Bay Area is constantly buzzing with activity. Every weekend seems to bring a new adventure. It's a Date! is our monthly calendar created to help you keep up with everything Tampa Bay has to offer!
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live