Human foot found on Richmond beach

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A Richmond beach-goer made a terrifying discovery over the weekend. 

According to Richmond police Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy, at 2:45 p.m. Saturday on Point San Pablo beach, they found a shoe containing a human foot. 

“A person enjoying the nice weather located a blue athletic Saucony shoe, which is a common running shoe. The shoe was in good condition,” Pomeroy stated.

Investigators suspect the shoe and human remains belonged to someone who jumped from either the Golden Gate Bridge or the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge a few months ago. 

“This is not uncommon for human body parts … to wash up on the shoreline due to the direction of the tide from either the Golden Gate or Richmond-San Rafael bridges,” Pomeroy said. 

The foot was taken to the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office. 

The Richmond Police Department contacted other Bay Area law enforcement agencies in an effort to identify the suicide victim through unsolved missing person cases. The shoe is either a size 6 or size 7, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy at 510-620-6616 or an anonymous tip line at 510-307-8177.