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Human foot washes ashore in Canada

2011-08-31 13:15

Vancouver - Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, say a human foot inside a running shoe has washed ashore, the latest in roughly a dozen such cases since 2007.

Police say the foot and leg bone were seen late on Tuesday afternoon floating along the shore of Vancouver's False Creek.

Police so far have no theories about how the foot ended up in the water.

In the past four years, about a dozen feet encased in shoes have washed up on beaches near Vancouver, along the southern Georgia Strait and off Washington State.

Most of the remains are unidentified, although investigators said at least two of the feet belong to men who were reported missing.

In previous cases, police said it appeared the feet separated from bodies naturally in the water and foul play wasn't suspected.

Comments
  • Rudi van der Walt - 2011-08-31 13:19

    Uh I thought Dexter was just fiction??

      brown_bread - 2011-08-31 17:45

      It was in the US, but then he moved to Canada and...

  • DEVILS SON - 2011-08-31 13:22

    now there is something to dip your chips in

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:10

      To go with your footlong roll?

  • Cool Sunk - 2011-08-31 13:24

    Running water I say!!!

  • Geoff - 2011-08-31 13:24

    Those Canadian geese are killers!

  • Colline - 2011-08-31 13:33

    WTF?

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:13

      Where's The Foot?

      Warren - 2011-08-31 17:17

      @ Matt:-): Super funny!

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 13:37

    something is clearly afoot

      grod - 2011-08-31 14:11

      Not part of the sole survivor..

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 14:14

      lol

      Skaapwagter - 2011-08-31 14:19

      He's more that six feet under...

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-08-31 13:37

    OMG land sharks!! seriously though, probably a serial killer...

      Pixie1984 - 2011-08-31 13:40

      or very clumsy joggers...

  • shirley.schoeman - 2011-08-31 13:46

    'In previous cases, police said it appeared the feet separated from bodies naturally in the water and foul play wasn't suspected.' WTF? Am I missing something? When there is an indication of several dead bodies who happen to be concentrated to a specific geographical location, coincidence seems very unlikely to me. Either they are trying to downplay fears of a serial killer or they are just idiots.

  • Rudie - 2011-08-31 13:50

    That reminds me. Loose Foot loose !

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 14:15

      ha ha Rudie, good one

  • HappyGoLucky - 2011-08-31 13:52

    Come-on Dexter, clean up your act! you losing your focus!

  • bill - 2011-08-31 14:02

    I dont care what it says , it has not got a leg to stand on. In any event the owner was legless and foot loose and facy free.

  • mnbain - 2011-08-31 14:09

    Only the Canadians really know how to get legless

  • motneets - 2011-08-31 14:23

    Im interested in knowing regarding the investigation and clean up, who will 'Foot' the bill??

  • Deirdre - 2011-08-31 14:58

    Seems like the Canadian cops are defeeted, I wonder if they can get people to toe the line or if they should just go out on a limb

  • FIO - 2011-08-31 15:35

    Where was the shoe running to??? Did anyone get any footage of this?

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:13

      Ag foot-sek man ;-)

  • onyxxor - 2011-08-31 15:35

    OMG! who's handy work is this???

      motneets - 2011-08-31 15:45

      your comment wins... hands down !!!

      FIO - 2011-08-31 16:05

      I'm sure they'll finger somebody....

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:12

      You have to hand it to us, we do like jokes

      brown_bread - 2011-08-31 17:43

      I wonder too, come on Im all ears

  • Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:09

    "a human foot inside a running shoe" Usain Bolt felt REALLY guilty about getting disqualified the other day...

      DEVILS SON - 2011-08-31 17:01

      matt someone clearly hates you dude, all the thumbs down

      Warren - 2011-08-31 17:22

      @ DEVILS SON: My money is on "daaivark". Lol.

  • Bill Xhosa - 2011-08-31 16:33

    There was a TV program about this. The most likely theory is that these are suicides (http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/04/23/bc-tries-to-stop-lions-gate-suicides/) The bodies sink. Crabs move in. Feet encased in floating footwear pop up and currents bring them all to a similar location. Mystery solved. Sorry the explanation was so boring and didn't involve aliens.

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