Dog Finds Human Foot In East Tulsa Retention Pond

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 1:36 pm

By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Police are investigating the discovery of a human foot in a retention pond near 5th and South Mingo.

Tulsa Police say a woman was walking her dog just before noon when the dog went into the water and returned with a shoe.

The woman called police when she noticed that the shoe contained a sock with a human foot in it.

"At first I just thought it was a shoe, so I was going to take it away from her and throw it back in the water and let her pull it out again, cause that's what we normally do," said dog owner Heather Yarts.

"We felt something hard it in, and it turned out to be some bones."

Sergeant Dave Walker with the Tulsa Police Department said the shoe is a size 9 Saucony Jazz. The tennis shoe was faded to a pinkish color, but police believe it was originally brown. 

The woman who owns the dog told News On 6 she lives in an apartment near the pond and that she walks Retro, her 2-year-old boxer mix, twice a day.

Dog Finds Human Foot In Tulsa Pond

"The Tulsa Police Department Dive Team is on scene and will begin a systematic search of the pond for any evidence this afternoon," Walker said.

The foot may have been in the pond for some time, as late as last winter, according to police. They released a photo of the shoe in hopes of making an identification of the human remains.

"We are actively looking at all missing persons reports at this time," Walker said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 918-798-8477.


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