The British police made a “very strange request”, asking female amputees to come forward to help conduct a long-term investigation after finding a human foot.
Humberside police have been looking for the owner Dismembered foot Since it was discovered on April 25, 2019 on a small road next to an old railway track in the village of New Waltham, Lincolnshire, England.
More than two years later, even after extensive forensic testing and DNA analysis, the police still could not determine the source of the left foot. The investigation even saw police investigating missing persons locally, across the country, and around the world, but to no avail.
In May 2019, Humberside police determined that the foot belonged to a woman over 16 years old and about 5 feet 2 inches tall.
One question is that the feet may be medical waste After deleting As part of surgery. In May 2019, the pathologist stated that the foot was likely to have been deliberately mutilated at some point in the past 12 months.
As part of the ongoing operation, the police are now asking all local women who had amputees in the past few years to come forward to see if they can provide positive identification.
Chief Detective Inspector Alcortis, who led the investigation, said: “Forensic experts are continuing to assist us Further examination of the foot And a small part of the calf to help determine how it was found in the area.
“Although this may seem a very strange request, we now call on any women in the Humberside Police Force area and Lincolnshire who have undergone medical procedures to remove their left foot since 2014 to contact us.
“The NHS can provide certain information related to historical operations, but this does not include any private medical procedures, so now by issuing this call, we hope to exclude any of these patients.
“If you have undergone such medical procedures in the past eight years, whether through the NHS or through private medical services, I will ask you to call us. Your call will be treated with the utmost respect and privacy.
“I encourage anyone who belongs to this type of amputee to contact us.”
The Humberside police have been contacted for the latest status of the investigation.