Detectives hope DNA testing will help solve case after shoe containing woman's foot washes ashore

Detectives are hoping that DNA testing will help them solve a Jane Doe cold case after a shoe containing a woman's foot washed ashore in Western Washington.

In Dec. 2021, a shoe containing a foot was found in Port Angeles near the mouth of the Elwha River. It was a woman's size 8 New Balance shoe.

But despite efforts to solve the case, the woman's identity remains a mystery.

The sheriff's office has teamed up with Texas-based Othram labs to see if DNA testing could help identify this woman or a close relative.

In this age of crowdfunding crimefighting, detectives are hoping the public will donate dollars and DNA for this effort.

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Anyone with information should contact the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.