Foot found in Yellowstone pool belonged to California man

Yellowstone National Park officials found a shoe with part of a foot floating in a hot spring. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

A human foot found in a Yellowstone thermal pool this summer belonged to a California man. 

DNA analysis identified the man as Il Hun Ro, 70, of Los Angeles. 

Park staff in August found a shoe floating on the water at Abyss Pool, one of Yellowstone’s deepest thermal features. Inside, was part of a person’s foot. 

An investigation by the park’s law enforcement officers linked the foot to “an unwitnessed incident involving one individual” that occurred at Abyss Pool on July 31, the park said in a statement Thursday.

Park officials say no foul play occurred in Ro’s death. But they said the circumstances surrounding his death remain unknown based on the lack of evidence.

The Abyss Pool hot spring is pictured in the southern part of Yellowstone National Park in June 2015. A foot, in a shoe, was found floating in the hot spring in August.

Diane Renkin, National Park Service via Associated Press

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