Police no closer to discovering identity of woman whose foot was found near primary school in New Waltham more than two years ago

The identity of a woman whose severed foot was discovered near a primary school in North East Lincolnshire more than two years ago still remains a mystery, police have said.

The gruesome discovery was made in Louth Road, New Waltham on April 25, 2019.

Forensic examinations revealed the foot belonged to a woman and had been dismembered during the last 12 months.Humberside Police have continued with their enquiries over the past two years and say extensive investigations have been carried out into missing people locally, nationally and internationally; and while extensive forensic testing and DNA analysis has been done, there is still no match to provide a positive identification of who the foot belonged to.

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Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis said, “A team of detectives have been working tirelessly to ascertain the identity of the individual and to determine how the body part came to be on the path.

The foot was discovered on Louth Road in New Waltham
The foot was discovered on Louth Road in New Waltham

“One line of our enquiry is that the foot may have been clinical waste from a medical procedure. This line of enquiry cannot be ruled out without a full and thorough investigation.

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“The NHS have been able to provide certain information in relation to historical surgeries but this would not include any private medical procedures, so by issuing this appeal now we are hoping to rule out anyone within this category of patient.

"If you have had such a medical procedure in the past eight years whether through the NHS or through private medical services I would ask you to call us, your call will be treated with the utmost respect and privacy.

“I encourage anyone that would be in this category of amputees to contact us. Or anyone that has not already spoken to us, to please get in touch by calling our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 85 of April 25, 2019.