The latest discovery was made in West Vancouver in September 2018.
The British Columbia Coroners Service recently asked for the public's help in trying to identify the foot. After running a DNA tests analysis, a match was not found to that of the deceased person to whom the foot belongs. The testing did indicate that the foot came from a male human.
More specifically, the foot was found in a light grey Nike Free RN shoe sporting a black Nike swoosh logo and a white base. There were also white laces and a blue sock. The shoe was a men's U.S. size 9.5 with an OrthoLite insert and is believed to have been manufactured sometime after February 1 and before April 17, 2017. It also appeared to be in fairly new condition.
According to a BC Gov News press release, the coroners service's identification specialist believes the age at death to be under 50 years, based on the bone structure of the foot.
This is the 15th foot that has washed up on British Columbia shorelines in the last 12 years. Ten of the discoveries have been matched to missing persons, while five remain unidentified.
Coroners Service spokesperson Andy Watson told CBC, "One thing that we know is that these feet that are found — they're not linked to any sort of suspicious circumstance. I want to clear that up to make sure people are aware this isn't a cause for panic."
He added, "Typically, our process would be that we would work with any of the available information that we would find at a scene to help determine the identity, but, in this case, we've exhausted those options."