Possible human foot washes up on B.C. coast
Published Sunday, March 6, 2011 6:49PM PST
Mounties say a running shoe containing what appears to be human remains has washed up on the shore near Powell River, B.C.
It was discovered by a woman walking on the beach Saturday afternoon, Cpl. Annie Linteau told ctvbc.ca.
The BC Coroner's Service will examine the remains later this week to determine if they are human. If so, the discovery will mark the 11th human foot to wash up in the coastal region from B.C. to northwestern Washington since August 2007.
Related: View a map of locations where detached feet have been discovered
The most recent discovery was made on Dec. 5, 2010 in the city of Tacoma, south of Seattle. It was found inside a boy's size 6 OzArk Trail brand hiking boot.
The first foot to appear matched the DNA of a man who was depressed and likely took his own life.
Two feet found separately in New Balance running shoes in Richmond belong to the same woman, but she remains unidentified.
A matching pair of men's Nikes also remains unidentified, as well as a right male foot found in summer 2007.
There is no evidence of foul play in any of those cases.