Bones found on Kits beach are not human

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Thursday, January 26 a dog walker by the Maritime Museum stumbled upon a boot with “grisly” contents (bone fragments) that had washed up on the beach. Although the find initially seemed like the stuff of crime television, BC Coroners office consulted with a forensic anthropologist, who classified the bones as belonging to a marine mammal. They concluded that the flotsam accidentally washed up together.

It wasn’t a wild stretch of imagination to start by guessing the remains were human. According to The Province: “Since August 2007, nine human feet have been found along the shoreline in southwestern B.C.; the coroners service has made positive identifications on six of them.”

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Last modified: January 28, 2012

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