Floating foot identification solves 25-year-old mystery 0
The BC Coroners Service has solved a 25-year-old mystery, after foot bones that washed ashore in Port Moody were identified as belonging to a missing boater.
Stefan Zahorujko, 65, disappeared on Jan. 5, 1987 while fishing from his boat on Sasamat Lake.
His overturned boat, fishing gear and personal effects were later discovered floating in the middle of the lake by rescue crews.
His vehicle and trailer were found abandoned on Bedwell Bay road next to the lake.
It was presumed he'd fallen from the boat and drowned.
A youth attending a camp at Sasamat Outdoor Centre found a floating hiking boot, with remains inside, near the shore on Nov. 4 last year.
An autopsy determined the bones had naturally separated, rather than mechanically removed. Authorities have notified Zahorujko's next of kin.
The coroners service continues to try and identify another two feet found belonging to two men.