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    UK - Bath, Human foot found in park, Feb'16

    A human foot has been found in a Bath park by dog walkers today (19/02/2016):

    Graphic Warning: This article currently contains a picture of the foot
    http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/L...ail/story.html

    Police has confirmed that it is human and that
    The foot has been sent for forensic analysis in an attempt to determine who it belongs

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    I can't believe they showed a pic of the foot, interesting. I'm definitely no expert in foot decomposition but if it's been there the whole time it looks relatively "fresh". Looks like a woman's foot to me, judging by the proportions.

    There is a girl missing in the area since new years day, Paula Naomi Evans. Can't find details on where she went missing from though.

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    My first thought was DJ Derek missing from Bristol: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...015&p=12256913
    However, he was last known to last use his travel card heading towards Thornbury (which is in the other direction)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    I can't believe they showed a pic of the foot, interesting. I'm definitely no expert in foot decomposition but if it's been there the whole time it looks relatively "fresh". Looks like a woman's foot to me, judging by the proportions.

    There is a girl missing in the area since new years day, Paula Naomi Evans. Can't find details on where she went missing from though.
    I thought it strange that the foot picture is on there, it wasn't earlier when the first report appeared. I imagine the picture will be taken down soon.

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    The bloke who found it says "It was severed about four inches above the ankle," he told the Bath Chronicle newspaper. "It looked like it had been dug up."

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2016-...-in-bath-park/

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyN View Post
    My first thought was DJ Derek missing from Bristol: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...015&p=12256913
    However, he was last known to last use his travel card heading towards Thornbury (which is in the other direction)
    I thought of him too, he's on my subs list.
    Here's the missing people site if anyone wants a look see https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/help-us-find.html

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    Added to UK cases thread (see below)

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    Couldn't possibly be really bad storage/disposal from a hospital could it? Only asking as a family member recently had a foot amputated (not in Bath) and the thought popped into my head. However I see that the person who found it thought it had been 'dug up'.

    Like others, I'm surprised the photo was published - not very nice for the family of whoever it belongs to, especially if they have seen the report knowing it might be 'their' missing person.

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    I am also surprised by the photo. It does give insight into why people often think decedents/body parts are mannequins. It does not look gory at all-it almost doesn't look realistic. Must be some quirk of the human brain.

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    Nine theories about how the severed foot ended up in Bath park:
    http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/theor...ail/story.html

    Timeline of events this week:
    http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Bath-...ail/story.html

    Bath Royal United Hospital cooperating with police:
    http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Sever...ail/story.html

    However, they [the police] have said they are conducting further forensic tests based on the findings of the initial pathology examination of the foot and that they have not yet turned up any links with missing persons or previous crimes.


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    Ooh yuk- uk media tends to hardly ever show graphic content such as that in the article - compared to US media that is. I've heard literally nothing about this case on media. Wonder if it may belong to a missing person.
    Everything I ever say is my own opinion, I never intend to offend anyone!

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    Hmmm..... police say tests were inconclusive and they were unable to get a full DNA sample. Why would that be?

    Also, "There is no other damage and we can say for certain the foot has not been separated from the leg due to some sort of impact". What does that mean? Impact? Huh?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-35707271

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    Hmmm..... police say tests were inconclusive and they were unable to get a full DNA sample. Why would that be?

    Also, "There is no other damage and we can say for certain the foot has not been separated from the leg due to some sort of impact". What does that mean? Impact? Huh?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-35707271
    The foot just fell off??! That's strange they couldn't get a full DNA sample I don't understand how that would work. Any indication yet of how old the foot is? I mean how long it's been dead if you know what I mean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    Hmmm..... police say tests were inconclusive and they were unable to get a full DNA sample. Why would that be?

    Also, "There is no other damage and we can say for certain the foot has not been separated from the leg due to some sort of impact". What does that mean? Impact? Huh?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-35707271
    I think they're trying to say it wasn't severed.

    The foot may have become separated from the rest of the body by scavengers. That's what I thought when I saw the picture of the foot, because the edges of the wound look so jagged/uneven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    Hmmm..... police say tests were inconclusive and they were unable to get a full DNA sample. Why would that be?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-35707271
    Scientist have extracted DNA from the woolly mammoth, extinct for 4,000 years and frozen in permafrost.
    Finding it hard to believe that it's not possible to do the same for this foot!


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