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The foot is believed to be a match to one found last summer near Champoeg State Heritage Area

Law enforcement officers continue to work to identify a severed human foot found in mid-November in a Dumpster at the boat ramp at Rogers Landing Park.

According to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, the foot was found around 10 a.m. Nov. 16 by a person looking for returnable bottles. Investigators believe this severed foot to be a match of a foot found downstream on the shore of the Willamette River near Champoeg Park in July.

Newberg police are not involved in the investigation, according to police spokesman Brian Hagen.

Sheriff's Capt. Chris Ray said Friday there have been no new developments in the investigation in the week since the foot had been found.

The foot was in a gray Nike running shoe and according to a news release from the sheriff's office, based on the other types of trash items found with the foot, investigators believe it may have been collected by a person or group cleaning the beach or a nearby area.

"All items were found in a large, clear plastic trash bag," the release said. "It is feasible that the shoe may have been picked up without anyone knowing a foot was inside."

Investigators are asking for help from the public in the search, and asking anyone who picked up trash near Rogers Landing or on a nearby beach on the Willamette River within the last two weeks or know anyone who has to contact Detective Todd Steele at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-434-7349. The case remains on-going.

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