Human leg stolen from van

A human leg that was to be used for tissue donation was stolen from a nonprofit's van while the staffers stopped to eat.

The limb was stolen around 3 a.m. Monday in downtown Los Angeles.

When the OneLegacy workers returned to the unmarked van, a cooler containing the wrapped and chilled leg was gone, along with their personal backpacks.

Coroner Mark Fajardo said in a letter to county supervisors that it's likely the thief didn't know what was in the cooler.

OneLegacy connects organ and tissue donations with hospitals and transplant centers.

It issued a statement saying:  "This appears to be a routine vehicle break-in by thieves looking for valuables."

A DNA sample was taken from the person who donated the leg to confirm its identity if recovered.