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MOM SAYS LEG IN RUBBLE MAY BE SON’S

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A leg found in the rubble of the bombed-out federal building may be the remains of a man who was dropped off there the morning of the blast, the man's mother said.

Sidney Aaron McCallum has not been seen since he went to the building's Social Security office the morning of April 19, Roberta Bennett told KWTV in Oklahoma City on Friday.The leg, which belonged to a man about 30, had a military-style boot, according to Fred Jordan, the state medical examiner. Bennett said her 29-year-old son was known to wear military boots.

Bennett, who did not go to police, said at first she just assumed her son had gone off without telling anybody because he has done that before, the station reported.

DNA tests on the leg at an FBI laboratory in Washington are expected to be completed within a few days. If testing fails to turn up a match to any of the known victims, then there is little hope of identifying the leg, Jordan said.

A spokesman for Jordan said the office will ask police to look into Bennett's report. It was not immediately clear whether she would be asked to provide any samples that could help in the DNA tests.

The death count will probably be raised to 169 if the tests fail to turn up a match, Jordan said.

The lawyer for bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh has suggested that the leg may belong to the "real" bomber.