Shoe found on B.C. beach could match sneaker containing foot
Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:24AM EST
B.C. beachcombers have discovered yet another shoe on a Vancouver Island shore, and officials are investigating whether the latest sneaker could be linked to a grisly discovery made earlier this month.
Beach users found the most recent shoe on Friday, and the BC Coroners Service is currently investigating the discovery.
The service has not confirmed whether Friday's find contains human remains, but the size and style appear to match with a running shoe that was found containing a human foot on a nearby beach on Feb. 7.
In that case, a BC Coroners Service examination suggested that no foul play was involved, and that the foot naturally detached from a body after spending time submerged in water.
In total, at least 13 feet have washed up along the B.C. and Washington shorelines since 2007. Of the first 12, 10 have been identified as belonging to seven individuals.
Coroners say they plan to use DNA analysis and work with the RCMP to try to identify the owner of the most-recently-found shoes.
With files from CTV Vancouver