Search for body continues in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Police in eastern Iowa are still working to identify human remains found earlier this month near a small lake.

Law enforcement officers from several agencies used a cadaver dog and a boat to search the West Lake in northwest Burlington for about six hours on Tuesday, the Hawk Eye reports. That comes after they say a badly decomposed human foot was found on June 8 by people clearing brush around the lake.

Steven Leasure has been missing out of Burlington, Iowa since May 2015. Photo from IowaColdCases.org

Steven Leasure has been missing out of Burlington, Iowa since May 2015. Photo from IowaColdCases.org

Authorities said the foot was discovered where a missing 53-year-old Burlington man's bicycle was found last summer. Police say Steven Leasure has not been seen since May 2, 2015.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to pertinent information about the case.