Panties found along Ohio road to be hung on bridge

LANCASTER, Ohio - Hundreds of panties that turned up mysteriously last summer in trees along an Ohio road will be going up in another unusual place: on a pedestrian bridge over the Ohio River.

The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette reports the undergarments will be added to an annual display for cancer awareness on the Purple People Bridge between downtown Cincinnati and northern Kentucky.

A foundation that hung about 4,000 panties on the bridge last year to symbolize deaths from cervical cancer says this summer there will be a lot more. Authorities in central Ohio's Fairfield County have agreed to turn over the littered underwear discovered in Berne Township in late August.

Litter Control Deputy Gary Hummel says investigators interviewed a couple of people but the mystery was never solved.

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