Investigators working to ID foot and body found within one week on local beaches

JUPITER -- Sebastian Police confirm that the body found in Jupiter Saturday morning is that of a blonde woman.

Police also confirm the body was found in a nylon boat cover, wrapped with ropes tied in knots with small boat anchors attached to the ropes.

Police are not confirming that it is missing Sebastian woman, Patricia Harrison.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office also confirms that the woman's body found Saturday is not related to the foot that washed ashore in Martin County Wednesday.


This is now the third human remain to wash up in two weeks. A tibia was also found near Tequesta two weeks ago, but the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says that could be old.



The two latest discoveries are leaving investigators racing to find who the remains belong to. 

"Our main concern is identifying who this individual is and the circumstances surrounding this incident," said Officer Adam Brown with the Jupiter Police Department.



This could mean the discoveries could close two separate cases.

 Sebastian Police are still actively trying to close the case for missing woman Patricia Danna-Harrison who hasn't been seen since December 19.



The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is also trying to learn what happened to missing boater, Dominic Porcaro. His boat washed up near the Juno Beach Pier in early December.



Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says the remains could, however, be from something completely off their radar.

 "It's not unheard of for us to have a boat go down and us not know it until the remains are found," Snyder said.



The Martin County Sheriff's Office hopes to know more about who the foot belongs to sometime next week.

 Jupiter Police have not determined when they will know more about the body.

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