From The Seattle Times (irony note: url ends in “webfoot”), and the article references the one hoax in this strange ongoing situation:
Bones and flesh inside a shoe discovered Friday on a beach west of Port Angeles have been determined to be human, adding another layer to the mystery of five severed feet washed ashore in British Columbia over the past year.
“There is no case that immediately comes to mind that this fits, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one,” said Clallam County Undersheriff Ron Peregrin, who said his office was informed today by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office that the remains are human.
Peregrin said medical examiners also determined the foot was “disarticulated” rather than mechanically severed from its body, meaning it naturally separated from a body. That fact alone, Peregrin said, does not indicate whether foul play was involved in the case.
Peregrin said officers from his department will meet with Canadian authorities this week to see whether there are additional similarities to the B.C. cases. Also, further tests will be done on the remains found in Clallam County; DNA testing could help determine whether the case is related to the other feet found in Canada or other missing-person cases. (…read more.)