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Fisherman finds sneaker with remains of foot inside on New Jersey shore

By Mason White 11:21 AM August 8, 2013
The sneaker in question 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A sneaker with remains of a foot inside, was discovered by a fisherman on a New Jersey shore, according to police reports.

The fisherman, who made the discovery on the coast of New Jersey, said that he found a black high top sneaker with the remains of a foot inside.

New Jersey State Police on Wednesday asked the public for more information. The fisherman found the shoe Tuesday afternoon. It was an Adidas sneaker, size 5 and a half, for the right foot, and at the toes it had nail polish on them, police said.

Police said they had not determined the age of the person. They said the remains would be sent to a state anthropologist for DNA testing. The shoe was found at the entrance to Corson State Park, about 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.

At least a dozen of severed feet have washed up along the coast of British Columbia and Washington State since 2007, most inside shoes or boots, and including at least one matching pair.

Forensic experts have pointed out that the relative weakness of the ankle can cause a decomposing body to separate there.