TACOMA, WA - Another foot has washed ashore. The Severed Foot Mystery deepens.A small foot — wearing a hiking boot sold in Walmart stores from 2004 to 2005 — has washed ashore on America’s West Coast.
Police have appealed for public help after the foot, still inside a boy’s size 6 “OzArk Trail” hiking boot, was discovered Dec. 5.near Tacoma, Wash.
Here’s where it was found:
Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the foot, found in Tacoma, about 24 miles south of Seattle, was the second human foot to wash ashore in Washington state in four months.
It was not known if the two cases were linked, or if they have any connection to cases in Canada’s British Columbia, where seven feet have washed ashore in the past four years, Fulghum said.
Authorities in the U.S have been left baffled after a small human foot washed ashore in Washington state, the second to have appeared in the area in four months
Police believe the right foot is that of a juvenile or small adult and floated in from either the Puyallup River or Puget Sound.
Our best guess someone in their mid-to-late teens,’ Tacoma Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said, adding that the shoe was sold in Wal-Mart Stores between 2004 and 2005.
In late August, a right foot believed to be that of a woman or child washed up on a beach in Whidbey Island, about 70 miles north of Tacoma.
Fulghum said police were as yet unsure if the cases are linked, or if they have any connection to cases in British Columbia, where seven feet – all inside running shoes – have washed ashore since 2006. Two were later discovered to be a match.