A human disease found along a rural Templeton road belongs to a driver whose feet were cut in a crash along Highway 101 earlier this month, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Bishop.
Investigators were called to the area near Triq Santa Rita on Sunday at around 9.15 am after a cyclist reported finding his foot.
While the sheriff’s office initially called the wreckage “suspicious in nature,” it said it was too early in the investigation to determine whether the finding was the result of an accident or an ugly play, “the California Highway Patrol on Monday told KSBY News that it was likely linked to a previous crash.
The sheriff’s office confirmed this information on Wednesday, and said with the help of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and its rapid DNA process, it was determined that the foot belongs to the driver who crashed along Highway 101 north of Vineyard Drive off the ramp on the night of July 17th.
Officials say both of the victim’s legs were severed in the light collision and only one was at the scene.
The crash site was about three miles away from where the foot was found.
Investigators have not yet released information on how they believe the foot arrived in the area where it was discovered.