DNA recovered from remains found in boot along Mississippi River bank

Published 1:42 pm Saturday, July 11, 2020

A coroner says the Mississippi Crime Lab will test DNA from the remains of a human foot that were found inside a boot on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The boot with a bone in it was found Monday near Natchez by workers from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

Adams County Coroner James Lee told the Natchez Democrat that he believes the remains could be from a person who has been missing from a boat accident that happened more than a year and a half ago. DNA from the foot will be compared to DNA from the missing person’s parents.

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Lee says he is trying to get closure for the family.