Severed human foot inside shoe washes up on Ocean Beach
UPDATE 5 p.m. Sept. 16 – A photograph posted Sunday to social site Reddit purports to show a shoe containing a human foot that washed up on Ocean Beach that day.
A user of the social site Reddit who uses the handle moonsuga posted a link to a photo purported to show the shoe on the sand of Ocean Beach. Although the shoe shown in the photo generally matches authorities’ description of the shoe found on the beach and although the sand closely resembles that of Ocean Beach, the image provides no context or background other than sand and dog prints, and the poster apparently gave no information about how he or she acquired the photo and determined it was genuine.
UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Sept. 16 – A bone that may be from a human has been found on Ocean Beach near the site of where a shoe containing a foot was discovered Sunday morning.
After initially recovering the shoe, National Park Police searched the area and found an additional bone, according to the Bay City News news service.
A severed human foot inside a running shoe washed up on Ocean Beach near Taraval Street Sunday morning.
A Golden Gate National Recreation Area beach patrol found it after receiving a call from a beach visitor, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
“What we have is a human foot, with some associated tissue, inside of a shoe,” Mark Powning, an investigator with San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office told the Chronicle.
It wasn’t clear how or when the foot and shoe got to Ocean Beach, but Powning said it didn’t seem to be the result of anything recent and “probably was rolling around the seabed for awhile.”
The shoe was a Puma brand, size 7 and 1/2, in green and black.