Strange news afoot
From today’s Edmonton Journal:
‘It is unusual,’ says RCMP spokeswoman
Three severed feet have washed ashore on B.C.’s Gulf Islands in the past six months — all right feet, all in sneakers — in an increasingly bizarre mystery for police.
The latest foot was found Friday on Valdes Island, a small community between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
RCMP say they’re not sure if 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 grisly remains but could not match them to anyone in police databases
It is unusual,” said RCMP spokeswoman Const. Annie Linteau. “We are in the preliminary stages of this particular investigation, and of course we will not enter into speculation.”
The Vancouver Island Major Crime Unit has sent detectives to investigate the cases, she said.
The latest foot has been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service for forensic testing.
I think good old fashioned leg work will solve this, with police combing the island inch by inch…foot by foot.