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Bones on Carlsbad beach belonged to man

Posted: 5:45 AM, Mar 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-18 12:45:26Z
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Bones found inside a rubber hip boot that washed up on a Carlsbad beach this week are human, authorities confirmed.
  
A passer-by found the piece of heavy-duty footwear on the shoreline near the terminus of Oak Avenue about 3:30 a.m., Wednesday and notified the police upon seeing what was inside it, officials said.
   
A pathologist with the Medical Examiner's Office determined that the remains inside the boot were a partial left tibia and foot bones consistent with a those of a muscular, roughly 5-foot-9-inch man who likely died about a month ago.
  
The case is being investigated as a suspected drowning, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.