Severed Leg Found On Shore Of Long Island Sound Near Home Of Cablevision Boss

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 5:33 pm
By: News On 6

COVE NECK, N.Y. (AP) _ A severed human leg that washed up Wednesday on the Long Island Sound estate of billionaire James Dolan may be linked to a tattooed torso discovered inside a suitcase three weeks ago on another beach, authorities said.

A landscaper working on the property found the limb, which was stuffed in a plastic bag and had apparently washed in from the sound, said a Nassau County police spokesman, Det. Sgt. Anthony Repalone.

Police also were investigating whether another leg bone and human foot discovered Tuesday night in Suffolk County were related to the parts, authorities said.

The torso washed ashore in suburban Mamaroneck about three weeks ago, stabbed and stuffed inside a suitcase with a shirt and pair of pants. Authorities said at the time that the victim was a Hispanic or black woman, no taller than 5'6, weighing 180 to 200 pounds.

The victim had a tattoo of two red cherries on a green stem above her right breast.

Homicide investigators were at the Dolan property, and a police dive team was in the water searching for further remains or evidence, Smith said. The remains were turned over to the Nassau County medical examiner for identification, the lieutenant said.

Dolan is the CEO of Cablevision and the chairman of Madison Square Garden, which owns the New York Knicks and Rangers.

The small, tony village of Cove Neck is about 30 miles northeast of Manhattan.