The BC Coroners Service is investigating after a human foot washed up on the shore of a West Vancouver beach.
The service said analysis of the foot, which was discovered inside a running shoe along the shoreline at the 30th Street beach access, suggests it belonged to a man under the age of 50.
The DNA evidence did not match any missing persons cases.
The deceased man was wearing a light grey Nike Free RN shoe with a black Nike swoosh logo and white base, white laces and a blue sock. The shoe was a men’s U.S. size 9.5 with an OrthoLite insert.
August 2011: It’s a bizarre mystery that seems to have no end. Disarticulated feet, washing ashore in B.C. Geoff Hastings filed this story.
Shoes with disembodied feet washing up along the B.C. coast have been mystifying people in the province for more than a decade.
This is the 15th human foot found on B.C. shorelines since August 2007. Ten of those feet have been matched to missing persons, while five remain unidentified.
Anyone with information that may assist is asked to contact West Vancouver Police at 604 925-7300 or call the BC Coroners Service at 1-877-660-5077 and BCCS.SIU@gov.bc.ca.