DNA Tests Yield Few Clues on Canada Victims

But authorities say two of the floating feet belonged to one man
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2008 7:20 AM CDT
The foot found just off of Gabriola island was a size 12 Reebok running shoe produced in 2004.   ((c) pentacube)
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(Newser) – Canadian authorities have determined that two of the five feet found floating on British Columbia's coastline came from the same man. The only other information about the mystery victim are his shoe size (11) and brand preference (Nike), and fact that he must have been alive in early 2003 when that model was available, reports CNN.

Investigators have also identified female DNA in the fourth shoe found, a size 7. The feet apparently separated from their bodies as part of a natural process of decomposition. But who the four victims were, and how they died, remains a mystery. The most recent set of shoes to surface turned out to be the work of a prankster.