Naked man with severed hand found in Aurora back yard

AURORA, Colo. - A man in psychological distress apparently cut off his own hand and was found naked outside by a neighbor Sunday night, Aurora police and fire officials said.

He used a hand tool inside his garage, where his left hand was found.

His name was not released. He was in serious but stable condition at Medical Center of Aurora South on Sunday night.

A neighbor saw the man in a back yard in the 2700 block of South Mobile Streetand called for help just before 6 p.m.

The hand was recovered from the man's garage, said Wendy Lippman, a spokeswoman for Aurora Fire Department.

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