Police: Decomposed hand found on Oregon beach

GEARHART, Ore. – A retired police officer and his 9-year-old granddaughter found a decomposed human hand along a beach near Gearhart Friday evening, state police said.

Lt. Gregg Hastings said they found the hand along the tide line north of the Del Rey Beach access. They moved it away from the water and called police.

The Clatsop County medical examiner will examine the hand further next week, Hastings said.

Police did not find any other human remains at the beach.

No other details were released.