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Fourth right foot found off Canada’s coast

May 24, 2008

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— For the fourth time in less than a year, a human foot in a running shoe has been found along the British Columbia coast.

Police said Friday that they don't know if there are any links between the cases of the four severed right feet found on island shorelines in the Vancouver region.

Authorities say they haven't reached any conclusions about the origin of the feet. But local speculation has been rife with some reports claiming they belonged to victims of violent crimes or a plane crash.

Police said a passer-by found the fourth human foot on Kirkland Island, about 15 miles south of Vancouver on Thursday.

"It's certainly a mystery we intend on solving," Police Constable Annie Linteau said. "It's certainly very unusual."

There is no evidence to suggest the foot - or any or the previous three - was forcibly removed, Linteau said.

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classclown 6 years, 3 months ago

Canada is on the metric system. So why do they refer to it as a foot? Shouldn't it be called a 30.5 centimeters?:p~

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 3 months ago

Whoops. Those darned commas. I need a bigger monitor. Never mind.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

I too wondered about the statement that there was no sign of the feet being 'forceably removed.' did these guys molt and new foot grew in its place? if its a dead body, the foot still comes off forceably!

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classclown 6 years, 3 months ago

Who's going to foot the bill for this?

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notajayhawk 6 years, 3 months ago

I wonder if when the left feet inevitably start showing up, the authorities will 'reach any conclusions' as to whether they're somehow related...

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jonas 6 years, 3 months ago

Heehee. We should all probably be ashamed of ourselves.. . . but hey, once you get a foot in the door, you sea that there is no shore way to toe the line.

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classclown 6 years, 3 months ago

Will this spell the end of Canadian football?

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lazz 6 years, 3 months ago

two left feet?you can say that again ...

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

should read "inch"...blame it on a bad childhood er sumptin. ***yeah George, hey, maybe the lost and found got tired of the collection of male feet they had and decided to dispose of them? you'd sorta notice losing your right foot, not like your appendix. the story didn't comment on the race(s) of the feet, or the inferred height of the former owners. also, did the shoes look like basketball shoes? hiking boots?

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May Soo 6 years, 3 months ago

I don't care for finding other people's body parts. Me and my friend found a severed finger laying in front of an iced cream store once. We thought it was fake, and joked that someone has lost their middle finger for several minutes until we realized it was a real finger that belonged to a college kid who was involved in a fight the night before, pretty spooky.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

I don't care for finding other people's body parts. Me and my friend found a severed finger laying in front of an iced cream store once. We thought it was--TMCwell, tell me who does? they probably need to be locked up if so. yuck. ***guess some guy won't be going to the men's room, using that 'wide stance' anymore? tapping his...orthopedic device? give an inche, take a foot.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

and, the award goes to:Classclown! you know, when you dance, you always gotta 'pay the fiddler.'

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

omg, DHR,that was funny too us if we put shoes on her feet. The funeral director kept trying to convince us to bring some shoes, but we wouldn't budge and inch, or in this case afoot.list end*this little piggy goes to market ... this little piggy goes ... to the beach ... and, this little piggy gets left outa!

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jonas 6 years, 3 months ago

How's about. . . . "This case is a shoe-in."(yes, it's wrong)

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jonas 6 years, 3 months ago

What's all this talk about feet? I thought they used the metric system in Canada.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

"put your best foot forward." seems a little dubious explanation, all from a plane crash? or a sinking? then where's the rest of the bodies? no, this really looks like a prank or the work of a criminal.

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Fort_Aubrey 6 years, 3 months ago

So were they jogging to the north or south?

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igby 6 years, 3 months ago

At least we know their not from grave sites. No one is buried in sneakers nowadays. Has to be a plane crash or serial killer hitting the Malls or jogging trails.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

Maybe, there's a shark out there with really good incisors who detests right feet?did all the feet have *athlete's foot? maybe the shark can't stand the taste? or, maybe the feet were all...well you know, stinky. yeah, you'd think you lose this appendage, and you hot-foot it to the ambulance/pd. I do hope the police there are taking the right steps. obviously, its an arch criminal they're after. ...

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notajayhawk 6 years, 3 months ago

classclown, you've figured out the mystery! It's a bunch of people who lost an 'extreme' hokey-pokey contest!

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Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 6 years, 3 months ago

At least we know their not from grave sites. No one is buried in sneakers nowadays.You can be buried in sneakers if you want. Before my mother died she made my sister promise to bury her with no shoes. She said she would come back to haunt us if we put shoes on her feet. The funeral director kept trying to convince us to bring some shoes, but we wouldn't budge and inch, or in this case a foot.

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I_See_Dead_People 6 years, 3 months ago

I saw the footless "people" yesterday at the Merc. They were checking out the prices at the meat counter and were just, well, sorta staring at the meat. What're they doing at the Merc?

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Sigmund 6 years, 3 months ago

blue73harley (Anonymous) says: "I think one of them belongs in a bucket on a porch in East Lawrence."Now that was funny. BTW I haven't seen that little tweaker in ages...

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classclown 6 years, 3 months ago

You put your right foot inYou take your right foot outYou put your right foot inAnd you shake it all aboutOops!

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

so, when they find another by the shore, do the police send a toetruck?

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George_Braziller 6 years, 3 months ago

Four human feet, all from the right leg, all wearing running shoes, and all found in the same general area? Hmmm, maybe a pattern here?"There is no evidence to suggest the foot - or any or the previous three - was forcibly removed, Linteau said."I guess they just fell off or were attached with velcro.'Hello - 911 my name is Joe and I seem to have lost my right foot. If you find it could you give me a call please?'

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

you referring to TWA800? I think the depth of the ocean was the primary explanation for no body parts, plus the explosion of the plane.

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notajayhawk 6 years, 3 months ago

A woman is discussing funeral arrangements for her husband. She tells the mortician that it is absolutely imperative his toupe stay fixed in place during the visitation - he was very, very self-conscious about that in life. After the visitation, she goes to the mortician to thank him for his efforts, and wants to know if she owes him anything extra for fixing the toupe so well. He says, "Nah, what's a nail cost?"

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Cait McKnelly 6 years, 3 months ago

UW? Get your geography straight. This is BC not WA.Vancouver, WA isn't even on the coast. And no there is no "UW" in Vancouver, WA med school or otherwise.

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igby 6 years, 3 months ago

Remember the jet liner that went down several years ago. Flight was from NY to Paris. No one was found.

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classclown 6 years, 3 months ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (Anonymous) says:cait48 said ":WA isn't even on the coast.'Looked at a map recently?================================If you look at that sentence more carefully, you'll notice it reads "Vancouver, WA isn't even on the coast." which it isn't. It's just across the Columbia river from Portland, Or.

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geekin_topekan 6 years, 3 months ago

I heard that tossing amputated parts in with regular cremations is a really widespread and common practice.Illegal but common.Think about it,you have a contract with a hospital to dispose of amputated,evicerated parts but it costs $$ to fire up and burn a single leg or pile of intestines.BUT. the garcia family is cremating their Grandma tomorrow and you have a foot-job to do.It would be cheaper,easier and economical to toss it in while the furnace is already fired up for a cash job anyway.Makes perfect sense to me.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 3 months ago

cait48 said "...WA isn't even on the coast.'Looked at a map recently?

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bondmen 6 years, 3 months ago

In the vast forests of the Pacific Northwest live the mysterious and up 'till now, rarely seen, large furry creatures affectionately known as the Big Foot. Apparently namesake parts of him have finally been discovered on vacation beaches to the south!

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lakotachick 6 years, 3 months ago

"Authorities say they haven't reached any conclusions about the origin of the feet."This article is just so disturbing on so many levels. I have a friend who lives on Vancouver Island...he is just as appalled as I am...I mean it is a little funny, but WHAT THE HELL?!!!very stange, indeed.

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notajayhawk 6 years, 3 months ago

In other news from the coast of British Columbia, there has been a rash of people stumbling around the beach in small, clockwise circles, apparently searching for something...

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Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 6 years, 3 months ago

Multidisciplinary (Anonymous) says:"There is no evidence to suggest the foot - or any or the previous three - was forcibly removed, Linteau said."So, like..what..they got up and walked away?roflmao.That was my thought exactly. Feet just dropping off is kind of scary.

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madam_hillarys_pantsuits 6 years, 3 months ago

Well....at least it's feet that they keep finding (floating along in the water).......and.....well.....not, say, "private parts" or whatever. lol

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

ROTFLMAO!you're right jonas, but gallows humor helps people cope. I just hope when they catch the crook, that they'll really sock it to him. nail the dude. because a serial foot snatcher sounds like a really callous individual who needs to be confined.
Hee hee: You give new meaning to the term, "foot race."very good Py.

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