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Seventh foot found on beach

The remains of another human foot in a running shoe have been found on a Richmond beach, police announced yesterday.

The remains of another human foot in a running shoe have been found on a Richmond beach, police announced yesterday.

The right foot, which was found near No. 6 and Triangle roads by passersby on Tuesday, is the seventh to wash up along the B.C. coastline since August 2007. All were in running shoes.

“There has been no evidence to date to support foul play in relation to these discoveries and it appears that all remains separated from the body, disarticulated, through a natural process,” said RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau.

The remains of the most recently discovered foot were turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service, where a forensic autopsy determined it was human.

“The police and Coroners Service uses information … from exams by forensic pathologists and anthropologists, along with DNA analysis, to build a profile … to determine identification,” Linteau said.

Of the six previous feet, one was identified as belonging to a dead man.

Two male feet found on Valdez Island and Westham Island were deemed in July 2008 to match, and two female feet found in Richmond were also determined in December 2008 to be matches.

A male right foot found on Gabriola Island in August 2007 remains unidentified.

 
 
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