Teens fishing find human foot along banks of Michigan river
TAYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MICH. -- Two teenagers have discovered a human foot while fishing in Saginaw County.
The foot was found Feb. 26 along the banks of the Flint River in Taymouth Township, The Saginaw News reported Thursday.
It has been sent to the state police Crime Lab where DNA from the foot will be compared to other collected DNA, Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel said.
The foot was in a size 10½, lace-up work boot and could have been in the water anywhere from six months to two years, he added.
Taymouth Township is south of Saginaw and about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Detroit. The Flint River extends about 78 miles (125 kilometers) through several Michigan counties, according to the newspaper.
Saginaw County investigators have been in contact with police from other area agencies in hopes of determining the foot’s origins, Federspiel said.