I threw this theory out as an afterthought on my previous post about Vince Weiguang Li, the man who stabbed to death, and then decapitated 22-year-old Tim McClean on a greyhound bus. The thought occurred to me that the two cases might be connected.
It has already been speculated that the severed feet could be the work of a serial murderer:
According to police there were 2,371 people listed as missing in the (BC) province at the end of May, with gang-related crime, drugs and homelessness all contributing to the problem. The exploits of Vancouver area pig farmer and convicted murderer Robert Pickton loom large. Pickton was convicted last year of the murder of six women, and according to the prosecution at his trial confessed to the murder of 43 others.
The suggestion that there may be a criminal element connected with the appearance of so many feet is bolstered by the conclusion of Ebbesmeyer and other oceanographers that the feet have most probably been born down the Fraser River – which flows from the Rocky Mountains before reaching the Pacific Ocean at Vancouver – swelled by the spring snowmelt.
“This is such a highly improbable situation it begs the question of foul play,” said Ebbesmeyer.
The police are refusing to speculate.
Li was armed with a knife, and a pair of scissors. He was cutting off body parts…It may well be that young Tim McClean was not his first victim.
Edmonton, where Li is from, is not terribly far from the Fraser River:
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I’m not the only one thinking along these lines:
Sorry for such a morbid post.
A reporter from The Winnipeg Free Press interviewed Li’s apartment complex neighbors:
“It seemed like he was keeping real weird hours, sometimes I’d see or hear him coming and going in the middle of the night.”