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There have been three severed right feet, all wearing sneakers, that have washed ashore on British Columbia’s Gulf Islands in the past six months. The police are vexed:
The latest foot was found last Friday on Valdes Island, a small community between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
RCMP say they are not sure whether foul play is involved and are trying to match any missing person cases to the severed extremity.
Two other right feet, both in size 12 men’s sneakers, washed ashore on nearby Gabriola and Jedidiah islands last August. RCMP collected DNA from the remains but could not match them to anyone in police databases.
Jedidiah is a marine provincial park located in the Georgia Strait, accessible by boat only.
“It is unusual,” said RCMP spokeswoman Constable Annie Linteau. “We are in the preliminary stages of this particular investigation, and, of course, we will not enter into speculation.”
The latest foot is being examined by the B.C. Coroners Service for forensic testing.
See June 18 UPDATE, here.
July 10 UPDATE here.
July 21 UPDATE here, a first foot is identified
August 4 UPDATE here.
Hat tip: Crime Scene KC