Coroner identifies human foot found in marina, remains at Citadel as missing man

Picture of the shoe found at the Charleston Marina which contained the foot. (Source: CPD)
Picture of the shoe found at the Charleston Marina which contained the foot. (Source: CPD)
Authorities tape of section of a road after law enforcement finds remains. (Source: Live 5 News)
Authorities tape of section of a road after law enforcement finds remains. (Source: Live 5 News)
Everett Middleton. (Source: NCPD)
Everett Middleton. (Source: NCPD)
Law enforcement respond after human remains found. (Source: Live 5 News)
Law enforcement respond after human remains found. (Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has confirmed that a human foot found at the Charleston Marina and remains found at a marsh behind The Citadel belong to a missing North Charleston man.

Authorities say the individual has been identified as 20-year-old Everett Middleton who was reported missing on Dec. 23, 2016.

"Identification was made through DNA testing in which specimens from both the foot and the other remains were compared to an existing DNA profile for the decedent," Coroner Rae Wooten said. "At this time the "Cause" and "Manner" of death remain "Undetermined" pending further investigation."

Officials with the Charleston Police Department say their department's harbor patrol and Charleston County sheriff's deputies were searching a marsh area of The Citadel when they found the skeletal remains on May 7. 

On May 1, authorities found human remains inside a shoe at the Charleston Marina.

A portion of a human right foot was encased in a black sock inside the shoe, police say.

The incident report states the person who reported it claimed the shoe had been sitting on the dock for approximately six days.

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