Canuck Flatfoot Stumped Over Severed Foot Mystery

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Police baffled as human feet wash ashore in Canada

OTTAWA (AFP) -A severed human foot has been found in Canada's westernmost Gulf Islands, marking the third such discovery in six months stumped police said Saturday, noting all three are right feet, size 12, male and shod in sneakers.

"It is not known at this time what relationship, if any, this foot has with the two feet recovered last year in the same area," Constable Annie Linteau of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement.

The two previous cases are still under investigation and federal police "have yet to determine if foul play is involved" in the first two cases or in this latest discovery, she said.

The standing mystery began in August 2007 when a severed foot in a white and blue runner was discovered washed ashore on the beaches of Jedidiah Island in the Georgia Straight between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Authorities speculated it might have been lost in a boat propeller accident, due to foul play, or a hoax.

Six days later, a second right foot in a black and white sneaker appeared on nearby Gabriola Island.

The most recent find was on February 8, when a third right foot washed up on the east side of Valdes Island.

The local coroner is conducting DNA tests on the feet. But so far, there has been no match to missing persons, police said.


So, does this story have legs or what? Anyone smell anything funny? How many feet are in a Canadian lake? Mrrr mrrrr
 
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aside from the horrible car crash jokes, this is pretty fucked up...Either it is some craigs list fetish stumpiphile who is cutting of peoples feet for $$$ or a serial killer in action...
 
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Let's see, three severed right feet wash up on beaches and police don't know if fould play was involved? What the fuck is wrong with Canadian cops? What are the odds that 3 people all lost their right foot in accidents in the same area in such a short period of time and NONE of them ever reported it? Do they think that there are people hopping around putting up "Have you seen my foot?" posters next to the missing kitty posters on bulletin boards all over town?
 

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Hmm... something seems a foot....







ehh... i got nothin
 

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It's Isabella Rosellini's husband's.
 

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UPDATE:

Fifth Severed Foot Washes Ashore in British Columbia, Deepening Mystery

Wow, they're ankle deep in this mystery, who do you think is a shoe-in for who dunnit, the lies and complexities to this story are 5 feet thick, etc etc.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A fifth human foot in a year has washed ashore off the coast of British Columbia, and this time it is a left one.

Police said two people out for a walk spotted the left foot floating in water off Westham Island on Monday morning.

Delta Police Const. Sharlene Brooks said officials are working with the B.C. Coroner's office to see if this foot is linked to any other partial remains recovered in the province.

Westham Island is at the mouth of the Fraser River, about 15 miles south of Vancouver.

"A passerby noticed a shoe floating in the water, pulled it in and notified police," Brooks said. "We're treating it as a criminal investigation."

While the similarities to the other found feet is strong, she said there is no indication this foot is related to the other cases.

"We're certainly not discounting the possibility that this may be linked to the other recovered feet, but it's just too premature and very speculative for us to even entertain that right now," she said.

The last foot was found May 22 on Kirkland Island in the Fraser River, about one mile away from Monday's discovery.

The first in the series was found nearly a year ago on Jedidiah Island in the Strait of Georgia. Within days, another right foot was found inside a man's Reebok sneaker on nearby Gabriola Island. The third was found in the same area, on the east side of Valdez Island in early February.

The origin on any of the remains is still unknown.

"This might take a long time," Brooks said. "This is not CSI." She said in order to identify the foot, other remains from the body or identifying material such as DNA would be needed. "It's going to be pretty difficult."

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has said there's no evidence the feet were severed or removed from the victims' legs by force.

Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer based in Seattle, Washington, said when a human body is submerged in the ocean, the main parts like arms, legs, hands, feet and the head are usually what come off the body.

He said his theory is that the feet came along as a result of an accident that might have happened up along the Fraser River, that washed down and spread out along the Straight of Georgia.
 

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He said his theory is that the feet came along as a result of an accident that might have happened up along the Fraser River, that washed down and spread out along the Straight of Georgia.
So did he call some people up along the Fraser River and ask if anybody accidentally lost five fucking feet and shoes recently?
 

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One of the best thread titles I've seen in a long time!
 

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UPDATE:

Sixth Human Foot Washes Ashore on Canada's Coast

Wow, this story really has some legs!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A sixth human foot in a year has washed ashore off the coast of British Columbia, the second one this week.

Sgt. Mike Tresoor said it appears to be a right foot. He said a citizen reported finding it on a beach on Tyee Spit on Canada's pacific coast. No other remains were found.
The foot is the latest in a bizarre and deepening mystery, after six feet have washed up on shore still encased inside a running shoe.

The first foot was found nearly a year ago on Jedidiah Island in the Strait of Georgia.
Within days, another right foot was found inside a man's Reebok sneaker on nearby Gabriola Island and the third was found in the same area, on the east side of Valdez Island in early February.

The fourth foot was found May 22 on Kirkland Island in the Fraser River, only about a mile away from the site in Ladner, along the same river, where the fifth foot was found on Monday.

RCMP say the remains of the latest foot were found inside a size 10 black Adidas running shoe.
Tresoor said major crime investigators from the Campbell River detachment, along with staff from the coroner's office, went to the scene to investigate.

"The object will ultimately be examined by a forensic pathologist in attempts to determine the source of the foot and if it is related to other feet recently found," Tresoor said in a statement.

On Tuesday, the chief coroner of British Columbia, Terry Smith, said they have DNA profiles from the first three of the feet that have now been found washed ashore in the Gulf Islands and Fraser River.

Smith said that so far the DNA samples taken from the feet have not been able to be matched with any known samples to determine identities.

Smith and others have already put forth the hypothesis that the feet have washed ashore because they were encased in buoyant running shoes.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said there's no evidence the feet were severed or removed from the victims' legs by force.

Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer based in Seattle, said when a human body is submerged in the ocean, the main parts like arms, legs, hands, feet and the head are usually what come off the body.

He said his theory is that the feet came along as a result of an accident that might have happened up along the Fraser River, that washed down and spread out along the Straight of Georgia.
 
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said there's no evidence the feet were severed or removed from the victims' legs by force.
Ooohhh, the faggots with the funny hats are on it now! Look out foot-cutter-offer guy, they got horses and everything!
 

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Latest severed foot a hoax, coroner says

GREG JOYCE

Canadian Press

June 19, 2008 at 5:46 PM EDT

A prankster is responsible for a sixth foot that washed on British Columbia shores, a hoax that raised fears among the families of missing persons and prompted the RCMP to launch a separate investigation.

The B.C. Coroner's Service announced Thursday that the foot found on a Vancouver Island beach the day before was not human, but in fact a skeletonized animal paw stuffed inside a sock and a running shoe.

“We have to say that this is a despicable act; we're not going to sit back and let this go,” said RCMP Const. Annie Linteau, who confirmed the prank. “We're now embarking on a whole new investigation, which could involve public mischief charges against the person or persons involved.”

She described the prank as “absolutely unbelievable” and urged people with information to contact police.
Kirsten Stevens and Sally Feast and Darla MacDonald on a beach in Campbell River June 18, 2008 near where another severed foot has been found and Stevens believes the foot could belong to one of their family members who died in a plane crash in 2005. This is the sixth foot to wash up on the B.C. coast in recent months. RCMP say it's a right foot in a Black Adidas running shoe.

Kirsten Stevens and Sally Feast and Darla MacDonald on a beach in Campbell River June 18, 2008 near where another severed foot has been found and Stevens believes the foot could belong to one of their family members who died in a plane crash in 2005. This is the sixth foot to wash up on the B.C. coast in recent months. RCMP say it's a right foot in a Black Adidas running shoe.

“We're talking many families of missing loved ones who are really watching and wondering that every time something is found is it their loved one?”

A woman walking along a beach Wednesday near Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, said she spotted some bones protruding from the shoe.

Authorities believed it was the sixth human foot to wash ashore in the past year.

The first right foot was found Aug. 20 on Jedidiah Island in the Strait of Georgia. On Aug. 26, another right foot was found inside a man's size 12 Reebok sneaker on nearby Gabriola Island.

A third was found in the same area, on the east side of Valdez Island, on Feb. 8.

The fourth foot was found May 22 on Kirkland Island in the Fraser River, only a kilometre away from the site in Ladner where the fifth foot, a size 10 left foot, was found on Monday.

The coroner's service said a forensic pathologist and anthropologist examined the running shoe found on Wednesday and determined a “skeletonised animal paw” had been placed inside the shoe and packed with dried seaweed.

The revelation didn't stop the growing public interest in the story. On websites and around water coolers, the found feet are a hot topic, replete with wild explanations and conspiracy theories.

In the one-time hunting ground of serial killer Robert Pickton, some believe another serial killer is on the loose.

“Where is Stephen Harper in all of this? How can he just sit idly by when clearly there is a serial murderer loose in B.C.,” wrote one person in an online comment.

Talk on the street has also occasionally drifted to a deranged funeral director or mortician.

“Could this be the bad prank of a twisted mortician?” was another website post.

Organized crime, the mob and maniacs are also up for consideration.

“Methinks that the gangsters have been attempting to provide cement shoes to their victims but are economizing and only doing half of the job,” wrote one wag.

Others muse about a plane crash off the West Coast in which the bodies were never found, while other speculate that they could be illegal immigrants who were stowed away about a vessel that sank off the shores of B.C.

There was a small plane crash in the Gulf Islands west of the B.C. mainland three years ago and the coroner's office has been trying through DNA matches to determine if the floating feet belong to victims of that crash.

So far, investigators have said DNA testing has failed to match with any known samples.
 

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UPDATE:

7th Human Foot Washes Ashore on Canadian Coast



RICHMOND, British Columbia — Another human foot has washed up on British Columbia's south coast, the seventh to be found on the province's beaches since August 2007.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Annie Linteau confirmed that human remains were inside a New Balance running shoe spotted Tuesday afternoon.

"My first reaction was this was a small size, maybe a woman's shoe," said Ken Johnston, who fished the shoe out of the Fraser River off Richmond after his wife spotted it while walking their dog.

One right-foot New Balance running shoe — the only one belonging to a woman — has been found since the first foot was located on Jedidiah Island in Georgia Strait on Aug. 20, 2007. That shoe turned up May 22 on Kirkland Island in the Fraser River, not far from the site of Tuesday's discovery.

All the other feet were found at several sites on or near Georgia Strait, including remains in a shoe found in August in Pysht, Wash., about 30 miles west of Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula.

Police have determined that two of the shoes — found Feb. 8 on Valdez Island and June 16 off Richmond — are a match.

DNA testing linked one foot to a depressed man who disappeared in 2007 but the other remains have not been identified.

Authorities say it appears that all of the feet separated naturally from bodies as they decomposed in the water.


Someone who would do this kind of thing to people has no sole, I think they need to check out the Toe Trucks for leads, if you give someone who does this kind of thing a foot, they'll end up taking a mile, we're ankle deep into this mystery, etc.
 

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*Update*

Video at the link:
Another Foot Washes Ashore in Vancouver

Foot Washes Ashore in Canada, the 11th Since 2007

By COLLEEN CURRY
Aug. 31, 2011

Another human foot has washed ashore in British Columbia, keeping investigators on their toes in the case of 11 mysterious feet in running shoes that have appeared on area beaches since 2007.

Eight feet have washed up around Vancouver and three feet have come ashore in nearby Washington state since 2007, according to Stephen Fonseca of the British Columbia Coroners Service. None of the cases have been deemed suspicious.

Fonseca said that human remains can come apart naturally in a water environment, and with the high amount of marine activity, beaches, and people involved in accidents in the water, it's likely that these are all unrelated cases. He also noted that there are many bridges over waterways in the area, and distraught people who may have jumped could also be a cause for the body parts washing up on shore.
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"Running shoes of today are more buoyant," he said, "and it's a very rational explanation that when the feet do disarticulate, through marine scavenging and decomposition, the shoe will bring the foot back up to the surface and it will float there until it reaches shoreline."

The Mystery of Feet Washing Ashore in Northwest

The Coroners Service will try and build a profile of the person to whom the foot belonged through DNA testing as well as spatial and temporal profiles based on where and when the shoe arrived, how old the foot is, and when the running shoe was made, he said.

"When dealing with feet, we don't have the luxury of building up a very comprehensive profile, with blue eyes and blond hair. A 16-year-old could have the same size shoe as a 65 year old," he said.

Fonseca and other coroners would be going over the foot today to ensure that it was a human remain, and then would begin compiling information on what they called its "donor." The process could take weeks or months, at which time the data would be compared to missing persons lists, he said.

This foot was found in an inlet near False Creek, a protected body of water, he said, while other feet were found on beaches and nearby islands. He hoped the location of this foot would be helpful to determining its origin.

The investigators are still working to identify the donors of other feet, including a female who had two feet wash up on shore, and a male who had one foot wash up on shore.
 

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Was the "Slice of Life" seen in the area?
 

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UPDATE!!!!! THIS MYSTERY SURE HAS LEGS AMIRITE

Another Human Foot Washes Ashore in Canada. That Makes 13.

Mike Johns, left, and his dog Taz discovered a human foot last week in the hamlet of Jordan River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It was the 13th foot to wash ashore in the province since 2007.


The exceptionally high tides this time of the year off British Columbia can turn the rocky western coast of Vancouver Island into a graveyard. Bones from gray whales, sea lions and killer whales wash ashore, piling on the beach along fallen evergreens.

But on Thursday morning, Taz, a 6-year-old Rottweiler, sensed something different about a bone tangled in a bed of kelp. Taz darted away from her owner, Mike Johns, to inspect it, sniffing a piece that jutted out on a beach in the hamlet of Jordan River.

Her instincts were right. Mr. Johns followed behind her and pushed away the kelp, revealing his dog’s find: a tibia and fibula attached to a left human foot with a white ankle sock in a black running shoe.

In any other part of the world, a sneaker with a human foot washing ashore might be a terrifying discovery, enough to frighten residents and stir fears of a gruesome murder or a serial killer on the loose. But not in British Columbia, where these discoveries have become so common that they are tracked. It was the 13th foot to wash ashore since 2007.

The tibia and fibula were attached to the left foot found by Mr. Johns. It was still wearing a white sock and a black shoe.




“It’s just a freak thing that it happened to be here,” said Mr. Johns, 56, who lives in Jordan River, a surfer’s village about 70 miles southwest of Vancouver, Canada.

Mr. Johns said he called the police and then used a stick to pick up what remained of the leg, carried it back to his property and locked it in his greenhouse. He worried that if it remained on the beach, it would have washed back into the ocean or attracted the bear hanging around town or an eagle from the nearby nest.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police retrieved the remains on Friday, the authorities said, and they are being inspected by the Coroners Service of British Columbia. “We’ll try to get a DNA sample,” said Andy Watson, a spokesman for the service.

During winter months, British Columbia experiences what are known as “king tides,” unusually high tides that can cause coastal flooding. The tides, along with strong currents and the fact that shoes are buoyant, mean that the remains could belong to someone as far north as Alaska or as far south as Oregon, Mr. Watson said.

“Our search won’t stay in Canada,” he said.

Mr. Watson said it was too soon to determine how the person died.

Since the first severed foot was discovered in August 2007, the cases have caught the attention and imagination of Canadians across the country. By July 2008, five feet had been retrieved in the Strait of Georgia, part of the Pacific Ocean between Vancouver and Washington State.

The 12th foot was discovered in February 2016, a right foot in a black and blue New Balance sneaker that was found about 20 miles west of last Thursday’s discovery. (One foot discovered in 2008 turned out to be a hoax.)
 
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