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Benton County Sheriff's Office investigating after foot found

Officials say the foot was found by a dog near the area of Hickory Creek at Beaver Lake.

SPRINGDALE, Ark — Update: Officials confirmed on Sunday that the foot belonged to a bear, not a human. Click here for the full story on that development.

Original story (with updates to reflect developments):

Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) investigated what was believed to be human remains brought to a fire station in Rogers on Sunday, March 12.

Lt. Shannon Jenkins with BCSO says a foot was found by a dog near the area of Hickory Creek at Beaver Lake.  

It was then later brought to Fire Station #7 in Rogers by the dog's owners. Keith Foster with Rogers Police Department says the remains were turned over to BCSO.

According to BCSO officials, the remains will be sent to the crime lab to determine whether or not it's human or animal remains. The foot was described by officials as "very deteriorated and basically bones." 

While initial reports said the foot was believed to belong to a human, a report a few days later confirmed that the foot belonged to a bear.

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