It’s a return to a gruesome piece of British Columbia lore.
Yet another human foot has been discovered washed up on a B.C. shore, this time near Port Renfrew.
Regional Coroner Matt Brown says the foot washed up on Botanical Beach Sunday afternoon, and was found by a hiker.
“It’s usually somebody that’s gone missing, who’s gone lost in the water, perhaps somebody’s jumped from a bridge, or a boater. And usually what happens is the foot just becomes disarticulated from the body, and that’s usually a natural process as opposed to anything that would indicate criminal activity.”
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Brown says it’s too early to tell if the foot is linked to a series of feet that washed up in the region over the last decade, but says there’s no great conspiracy.
Many of those found up to this point have been matched up, the vast majority of them to suicides and missing people.
“We know that there were a number of feet that went missing and a number of them have been confirmed and a number of them have been identified.”
Brown says DNA tests will now be conducted to try and identify who the foot belongs to, and he says the shoe it was found in offers some clues.
“The shoe itself we believe was manufactured in late 2012 early 2013 so what we are looking for most likely is somebody who went missing between March of 2013 and December of 2015.”
This is the 15th foot found washed up in British Columbia and Washington state since 2007, in addition to several hoaxes, known as the “Salish Sea foot discoveries.”
With files from shelby thom