February 20, 2007
A foot found in a landfill that was origninally thought to be from a human, came from a bear according to officials.
The foot was found back on February 10 in Spotsylvania. The discovery started a search through 127 tons of garbage and finally ended after medical analysis of the foot at the state forensics lab in Richmond.
The lab and an anthropologist both say that it was the rear foot from a bear. Officials originally thought that the foot that appeared to be sawed off at the ankle might have been from a human.