And the mystery deepens.
Yet another human foot has washed ashore in the coastal region of British Columbia and northern Washington State. The latest discovery came Tuesday afternoon in Richmond, B.C.
The Canadian Press reports that a New Balance shoe containing human remains was discovered by a woman walking her dogs along the banks of the Fraser River.
One other New Balance runner – the only one belonging to a woman – has been found since the feet began turning up and it was located May 22 on Kirkland Island, not far from the site of Tuesday’s discovery. (The Canadian Press)
CTV News reports that the woman who found the shoe is Diane Johnston.
“It had been brought up by a high tide,” said Diane Johnston. Since she was too scared to climb down the river bank to fetch a running shoe that was sitting up on a rock, she notifed her husband Ken, who later phoned Richmond police. (CTV News)
Tuesday’s discovery brings the total number of human feet found in this coastal area since August 2007 to seven. On average, that’s nearly one foot washing-up every other month.
CTV News has also produced an excellent interactive map that provides:
- The locations of the six feet found prior to Tuesday’s discovery
- Photographs of 5 of the 6 shoes found prior to Tuesday
- Links to stories about the discovery of each foot
Beyond90Seconds.com has an extensive archive (including numerous videos) concerning the missing feet mystery. The most popular story in the archive is Pig video lends insight into B.C.’s human feet mystery.
Global Television Network (video 1)
Global Television Network (video 2)