Photo: Gold Digger Kelly Moriarty (right), age 38, whose severed leg was discovered by Florida tourists two days after Christmas, had disappeared with girlfriend Doris "The Hag" Carter, 62, authorities say. Kelly's teeth had look like she had ate a bad wig due to all the hair stuck in between her teeth.
A severed leg discovered by Florida tourists two days after Christmas belonged to a woman who disappeared along with her lover in mid-December.
DNA testing connected the neatly-sliced leg to Kelly Moriarty, 38, of Bradenton, Fla., said the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
She was last seen with girlfriend Doris Carter, 62, when the two drove off in Moriarty’s car from the older woman’s home on Dec. 16.
The abandoned car was discovered four days later in Parrish, near Bradenton, with authorities saying there was no sign of foul play inside the vehicle.
The severed limb washed ashore on Dec. 27, but was not identified for three months, officials said. Carter remains missing and the investigation is continuing.
The dead woman’s family released a statement expressing their sadness and their struggle with the grisly end to their search for Moriarty.
“As you can imagine, the full extent of our loss has yet to be realized, we are in shock, and are grieving Kelly’s passing,” the statement read. “We loved and miss her tremendously.”
The message expressed hope that law enforcement “quickly find whoever did this to her and bring them to justice and bring some closure to the family.”