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EIGHTH SEVERED FOOT WASHES UP ON CANADA’S PACIFIC COAST

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Posted by abeodbart October 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

The foot, in a size 8.5 white Nike running shoe, was discovered on Tuesday by two men walking on a beach in a suburb of Vancouver, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement.
The British Columbia coroners’ office is conducting a forensic autopsy and other tests to try to match it to missing persons, police said.

Seven feet were previously found along the rugged coast of British Columbia province and the neighbouring US state of Washington, including one later determined to have belonged to a missing man who was depressed. The other feet discovered include a female pair, a male pair and a male right foot.
DNA testing has not yet determined the identities of the others, said police.

Scientists say the feet could have drifted dozens or thousands of miles because human body parts can remain intact in water for years when protected by shoes or sturdy clothing.

“There has been no evidence to date to support foul play in relation to these discoveries and it appears that all remains separated from the body, disarticulated, through a natural process,” police said.

Telegraph

COMMENTS
October 31, 2009 at 12:40 pm
Bubbles_ says:

*holds onto feet*


October 31, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Gruesome.

FYI We wrote a song about this as part of our show which creates music from audience input

http://songs.riseandshine.tv/track/three-feet-off-gabriola


October 31, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Lee J says:

“There has been no evidence to date to support foul play in relation to these discoveries and it appears that all remains separated from the body, disarticulated, through a natural process,”

Krikey im roping my feet to my legs – i didnt realise they could just pop off by themselves – man they dont teach you that at school sheesh.


October 31, 2009 at 12:47 pm
Kelsey says:

O_O Scary stuff….


October 31, 2009 at 12:57 pm
catharine chen says:

ICK, another one? And right where my parents live, gross.

Goddammit, *a severed foot* should have been one one of our Vancouver Olympics mascots. At least it’s a real thing, not like sasquatches, seabears and thunderbirds.

Grump!


October 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Emma says:

I take it the shark around there don’t like cheesey feet.


October 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm
NickBristow says:

Sounds like someone’s been watching Dexter….


October 31, 2009 at 1:25 pm
Chris says:

These paralympians are starting to take the sport too seriously.


October 31, 2009 at 1:31 pm
Jenny Vuong says:

WOW!
THATS FREAKY! IMAGINE FINDING A SEVERED FOOT ON THE BEACH!!!?
some kid would probably pick it up and use it as a baseball bat!
no wait…i’m thinking of a leg.
well, good enough for a starving family anyways.
hehe


October 31, 2009 at 2:03 pm
_JonBaxter_ says:

This one hits the news every time another one washes up.

Curious how all the severed feet tend to go to the same stretch of coast to die.


October 31, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Nopke says:

Well. prefer to find a bottle with a nice mysterious letter or a treasure or such.


October 31, 2009 at 10:57 pm

A plane went down in the sea not so along ago. it’s the survivors. :p


November 1, 2009 at 11:50 am
JayKay says:

I dunno about you, but my feet are yet to fall off by accident. Maybe they do whilst I’m asleep though – that might be it. I just never notice they’ve gotten up and gone for a wee walk on their ownsomes. ‘Here, Feety Feeties, where are you..?’


November 1, 2009 at 11:51 am
JayKay says:

@Mark Click To Follow My Twitter – it’s the survivors..?


November 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Jess xxx says:

I’d be interested to know if all the feet are the same size. We could be looking at the remains of the world’s first human-spider! :P


November 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I once found an eyeball on the pavement when I was young which was bad enough, not sure how I’d feel finding a ‘disarticulated’ (great word) foot on the beach. Ewww!!

LC x


November 1, 2009 at 10:30 pm
Benjamin says:

Along the “rugged” coast. =) The sunshine coast isn’t *that* rugged.


November 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm
Johanna says:

Is anyone else feeling that perhaps all those zombie movies suddenly might have a little pinch of truth in them.


March 11, 2010 at 12:45 am

So shocking and great!


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