The mystery of a foot and leg that washed up on the shores of Vancouver Island two months ago has been solved.
On December 7, a man walking his dogs around 8 a.m. near Jordan River on Vancouver Island discovered a detached leg with a foot in a black shoe.
The B.C. Coroners Service and the Special Investigations Unit announced on February 21 that after a dental anlaysis and the comparison of DNA between Okumoto and the dismembered limb, the remains belong to Stanley K. Okumoto from East Bremerton, Washington State.
The 79-year-old Okumoto went missing on September 19. His abandoned car was found the following day in Clallam County, about 129 kilometres (80) miles from his home, where he was last seen.
On November 8, his body was found floating in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Neah Bay. However, his left leg and foot were missing.
Neah Bay is located 42 kilometres (26 miles) away from Jordan River.
According to reports, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office closed its investigation without being able to determine how he died although foul play was not suspected.
The B.C. Coroners' investigation remains ongoing and no further details have been revealed.