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Foot in a Shoe 14th Found Along British Columbia Coast

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A rocky coastline near Pacific Rim Provincial Park near Long Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. (Cal Sport Media via AP)

By    |   Friday, 08 December 2017 11:37 AM

A human foot found in a shoe on a Jordan River beach is the 14th to be found along the British Columbia Coast, The Vancouver Sun reported.

The discovery was made on Thursday morning by a man walking his dogs along the stretch of beach, who came across the foot still inside a shoe and attached to part of a leg.

Authorities were alerted and police attended the scene with a coroner.

CBC News noted that the investigations have been handed over to the British Columbia Coroner's Service, whose duty it is to look into deaths considered to be unnatural, sudden, unexpected, unexplained or unattended in the province.

"Our early analysis suggests these are human remains and we will do further investigation and testing to help to determine identification in the coming weeks," said Andy Watson, a spokesman for the coroners Service, according to The Vancouver Sun.

Since 2007, 13 other feet have washed up on the British Columbia coastline, the most recent appearing on the Vancouver Island on Feb. 7, 2016, near Port Renfrew.

The discoveries, which have left investigators and members of the public puzzled, have fueled speculations ranging from logical to grotesque.

Coroner Barb McLintock quelled the wild theories by assuring that there were no serial killers amputating their victims, nor aliens that were planting dismembered body parts along the shores, which people believed, Global News reported.

"Sad but true," she said. "A lot of this is simply the quelling of the public imagination, to say 'No, this is unfortunate and they're all very sad cases.'"

Instead, McLintock said that in most instances the feet naturally separated from the body in the process of decomposition, adding that no foul play was suspected as many of the deaths were either related to suicide or accidents.

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