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Shirley Mae Cassel was a woman whose leg was found in Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, California on July 28, 2018. Her body was located in a submerged car in Buena Vista Lake in July 2020. She was identified in October 2020.


The leg was found from the knee down and a search of the area turned up no additional remains. It was determined by a forensic anthropologist that there was no trauma to the leg, however, the cause and manner of death could not be determined. Foul play is not suspected, however.

Additional remains of Cassel were recovered from a vehicle on July 12 of the same year from Buena Vista Lake.