You are right, in retrospect I handled the situation very poorly. I wish I had responded differently, and I apologize for being insensitive to the family of this man. The day my husband and I were walking on the beach was right after some major storms in the area. There was debris covering the beach. Driftwood, seaweed, clothing, huge stone crabs, dead and alive. I had never seen anything like it. When we noticed the object, I thought it was seaweed or coral, I do not want to be graphic, but it did not immediately register it could be a foot. My husband was and still is convinced that it was not anything human we found and we continued on our long walk and went back to the house. It stayed on my mind, however, so I returned with a box to retrieve it and look at it more closely to see if there was the possibility it was something to call the authorities for. It was gone when I returned. The reason I posted is to help with the timeline, if indeed the body that was found was missing a foot and if indeed what we recorded was a foot since what I found washed up a week earlier. But just to be clear, my husband was there and is completely convinced it was not a foot. I am sorry to have handled this by posting the question and will try to remove it!
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