A human foot has been found washed up on a Whidbey Island beach. Officials do not believe it is linked to a series of human feet found in shoes in recent years in nearby British Columbia waters.

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WHIDBEY ISLAND — A human foot has been found washed up on a Whidbey Island beach.

Island County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Wallace told the Daily Herald that a beach walker found the right foot Friday morning. Officials said the foot is small and likely belongs to a woman or a child. They believe it was in the water for less than two months.

Investigators are checking missing-person reports. DNA tests are pending.

Officials do not believe the foot is linked to a series of human feet found in shoes in recent years in nearby British Columbia waters.