Monday, February 12, 2007

Foot found at Va. landfill is apelike

Any time some sort of unknown body part of an animal is found I tend to take a bit of interest. New species, long losts species, etc. are always interesting to me. This story doesn't give me much to go on as to what they think the foot is, but hopefully I can dig up some moore info aobut this story later.

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. - A foot fished from a landfill was not the human variety. Cleaned and X-rayed, the appendage was determined to be apelike, authorities said Monday.

The discovery Saturday prompted a search through 127 tons of garbage, which ended following the medical analysis of the foot at the state forensics lab in Richmond.

"The good news is that we don't have a homicide," Spotsylvania Sheriff Howard Smith said.

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