CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the human foot found May 1 at the Charleston City Marina and human remains found May 7 in the marsh behind The Citadel belong to the same person.
The coroner has identified the remains as those of Everett Middleton, Jr., 20, who the coroner's office says was reported missing December 23, 2016.
According to the coroner's office, Middleton was identified by DNA testing.
The coroner's office says the cause and manner of Middleton's death remains under investigation.
According to the Charleston Police Department, someone at the Lockwood Drive marina reported finding the foot inside a shoe sitting on a dock.
Police say the shoe had been on the dock about six days before anyone realized there was a foot inside and reported it.
A week later, Charleston Police found what we now know to be more of Middleton's remains in the marsh behind The Citadel's campus. Police say they found the body after following up on clues in the found foot case.