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Graphic: Another foot washes ashore in B.C.
National Post ^ | 31 Aug 2011 | National Post Staff

Posted on 09/01/2011 7:30:04 AM PDT by Palter

VANCOUVER—Another foot has washed ashore in Vancouver, police said Tuesday.

Tuesday’s discovery marks the eighth foot to be found on the B.C. coast since August 2007. Three more have washed up in nearby Washington.

Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said that a person reported finding “the remains of what appear to be a human foot and leg bones in a running shoe” on Tuesday afternoon.

“The shoe was found floating in the water next to the Plaza of Nations marina in False Creek,” she said in a news release.

Police and officials from the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating the discovery.

“There is no indication at this early stage in the investigation how the remains came to be there,” McGuinness said.

The first foot, discovered in August 2007 on Jedediah Island, northeast of Nanaimo, B.C., was associated with a deceased man whose name police withheld at the request of his family.

A man’s right foot found on Gabriola Island in August 2007 remains unidentified.

Two feet found on Valdez and Westham islands in July 2008 belonged to the same man.

And two female feet found in Richmond, B.C., in December 2008 belonged to the same woman.

In October 2009, a right foot was discovered on a beach in Richmond.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: britishcolumbia; canada; foot; vancouver
The mystery continues.
1 posted on 09/01/2011 7:30:10 AM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter

There is definitely something strange afoot, I’ll tell you...


2 posted on 09/01/2011 7:31:20 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (De-RINOFICATION of the GOP leadership is Job Number ONE. Let's GIT 'ER DONE!!)
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To: Palter

“the remains of what appear to be a human foot and leg bones in a running shoe”

That’s exactly why I stopped running.


3 posted on 09/01/2011 7:32:36 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Oh, stop it. You put your foot in your mouth with that one.


4 posted on 09/01/2011 7:33:10 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Palter

The RCMP should immediately investigate IHOP.


5 posted on 09/01/2011 7:33:34 AM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It’s running water...duh!


6 posted on 09/01/2011 7:33:47 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Palter

Do a search of the RCMP spokesperson Annie Linteau. Watch one of her news conferences and you’ll understand why the mystery continues. She’s the definition of vapid and that does not make one confident the investigators are any better.


7 posted on 09/01/2011 7:34:22 AM PDT by edpc (01110111 01110100 01100110 00111111)
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To: Palter

Anybody seen my shoe?


8 posted on 09/01/2011 7:35:16 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Don’t tell a sole.


9 posted on 09/01/2011 7:35:34 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Graphic: Another foot washes ashore in B.C.

Obviously, a lost sole.

10 posted on 09/01/2011 7:36:58 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Palter

I doubt this story will grow legs.


11 posted on 09/01/2011 7:37:50 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: Palter
Gruesome, but no mystery.

Running shoes float. Corpses (after a period of time) sink. Little sea creatures and decomposition eventually detach the extremities from the body, but the shoe protects the foot itself. The shoe floats to the surface with the foot inside and drifts around until it lands somewhere.

You could probably look at the tides and currents in the area and figure out where they are coming from. Could be boaters or deckhands on commercial vessels, or folks falling in from bridges or shores, or suicides. Locals would be reported missing, but not necessarily people from commercial vessels.

12 posted on 09/01/2011 7:38:32 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Larry Lucido
“the remains of what appear to be a human foot and leg bones in a running shoe”

That’s exactly why I stopped running.

Exercise will get ya sooner or later.

13 posted on 09/01/2011 7:38:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Palter; AmericanInTokyo; Larry Lucido; Temujinshordes; SoCal Pubbie; edpc

I’m with the commentor who says they are the remains of disposed victims of a local drug gang war. Bodies are weighted down and tossed in the drink. The corpses rot, are eaten by fish and come apart. Sneakers float. Homies from the Hood wear sneakers. Your mystery is solved.

Thank you, that will be $10.00 please...


14 posted on 09/01/2011 7:40:15 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: AnAmericanMother
Sure it's a mystery.

Who's feet? From where?

This has got to be the worst guerrilla advertising campaign by Nike that I've ever heard of. jk

15 posted on 09/01/2011 7:41:47 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Palter

Canadians don’t use feet anyway.

They’re on the metric system.


16 posted on 09/01/2011 7:42:55 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Palter

They may call it a foot, but was it really 12 inches?


17 posted on 09/01/2011 7:43:07 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I’d say there’s a common M.O.

If they were accidents or suicides the whole bloated corpse would wash up. These deaders have been cursorily weighted down so that the sneaker-shod foot doesn’t float free until the body rots sufficiently.


18 posted on 09/01/2011 7:44:15 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Palter

“And did those feet in ancient time, walk upon England’s mountains green?...”


19 posted on 09/01/2011 7:45:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Palter

No, no mystery, just no one is talking ... this is mob crap

There is a question of whether it is Chinese or Russian ..

My guess is Chinese but waiting for the ethnicity of one of these victims to tell me which. If the victim is Southeast Asian, 90% chance it is Chinese ..... anything else it is likely Russian.

Lots of the Chinese Mob fled Hong Kong when the Chinese took over because they thought the risk was high that their leaders and assets could be seized.

On the Russian side, lots of them have infiltrated off Russian Ships out of Vlad .... what is a absolute travesty though is these illegals are in section 8 housing in Washington and Oregon in many cases.

Don’t confuse the Long term Russians in these states though, these guys just use them to hide among. The long term Russians are very strict orthodox, they don’t have tattoos. that is how you tell them apart.


20 posted on 09/01/2011 7:46:20 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Palter; AmericanInTokyo
Oh, stop it. You put your foot in your mouth with that one.

(Ya didn't have to stomp on AmericaninTokyo with both feet, did ya?)

21 posted on 09/01/2011 7:53:23 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Palter

Sounds like detectives have a lot of footwork to do.


22 posted on 09/01/2011 7:53:59 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Palter

This unfolding story is kind of morbidly fascinating, at least to me. What the heck are we dealing with here? Serial killer? Some strange freak accidents that keep occurring without anyone noticing? Or is it really.... the “Bermuda Triangle” of feet?

Hmm... maybe I could write a good sci-fi story on the basis of this.


23 posted on 09/01/2011 7:55:25 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Colofornian

No doubt. Better get a gumshoe on the case.


24 posted on 09/01/2011 7:55:42 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: dfwgator
Blake citation.

Well played, sir!

25 posted on 09/01/2011 7:56:41 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Palter

Serial killer with a sense of humor?


26 posted on 09/01/2011 7:56:41 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) an affirmative action mistake)
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To: sinanju
You're correct that I omitted the possibility of murder and body dumping.

But it's not true that drowning victims always float. There's a good deal of variation, depending on body mass, what the deceased is wearing, etc. In cold water (and this water is pretty cold - dry suit country) bodies may never resurface at all. There are plenty of cases in the Great Lakes of drowning victims from boating accidents, etc. where the bodies are never found.

27 posted on 09/01/2011 8:00:48 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Palter


28 posted on 09/01/2011 8:01:30 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Palter

Consider the possibility that it’s but one part of a promotional campaign for a new beer celebrating 12 Foot Davis, Canadian folk hero.

Or not.


29 posted on 09/01/2011 8:02:02 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: Colofornian

This’ll never go to court. The prosecution would have no leg to stand on!


30 posted on 09/01/2011 8:09:09 AM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Yours is probably the most likely explanation, but then, why don’t we see feet washing ashore in waterways all over the world? Is there something special about the geography of this area that causes the feet to say, swirl around and eventually wash up, instead of being carried out to sea? Or are the BC’ers just the only people on the planet who think finding a string of floating, detached feet is actually news?


31 posted on 09/01/2011 8:09:54 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Palter

Sounds like a job for the B. A. U.


32 posted on 09/01/2011 8:13:31 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: AmericanInTokyo

He’s not gel’n.


33 posted on 09/01/2011 8:20:37 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Palter
SEVERED FEET BECOMING PEDESTRIAN IN B.C.

The person responsible for that headline should, at a minimum, get a citation from the pun police. This cannot stand.

34 posted on 09/01/2011 8:31:16 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Palter

it’s just people jumping off a bridge and when the body rots or is eaten ,the sneakers float away. There solved.


35 posted on 09/01/2011 8:37:08 AM PDT by molson209
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To: AnAmericanMother

Except maybe off of the coast of East Africa, people don’t just fall off of ships. LOL!


36 posted on 09/01/2011 8:41:38 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Palter

“Get your revolver, Watson. The game’s afoot!”


37 posted on 09/01/2011 9:04:41 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: dfwgator; Flycatcher

38 posted on 09/01/2011 9:10:39 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Palter

I think you need to find the closet Sharia Law conclave. It’s probably in Canada and these are the feet of lawbreakers in a Muslim neighborhood.


39 posted on 09/01/2011 9:11:45 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: moehoward; dfwgator
Lol!

I'm an old ELP fan from way back.

And, yes, their version of "Jerusalem" is fantastic.

Also love their version of Copland's "Hoedown" from the ballet Rodeo.

They covered Mussorgsky well too.

40 posted on 09/01/2011 9:15:24 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher
And, yes, their version of "Jerusalem" is fantastic.

"'Jerusalem Boogie' to us perhaps, but to the birds it meant that 'Supper was Ready'"

41 posted on 09/01/2011 10:07:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: central_va

Ships not as likely as smaller boats, true. But crew get washed overboard from time to time in heavy weather.


42 posted on 09/01/2011 11:56:19 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Boogieman

They’ve found feet washed up along the Oregon coast as well (in addition to tons of uninhabited sneakers believed to be deck cargo), but I would think that the configuration of the straits around Vancouver Island would make for some unusual currents. The area’s known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific”.


43 posted on 09/01/2011 12:01:17 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: sinanju

Wire and concrete block.


44 posted on 09/01/2011 1:50:31 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: MNDude
This’ll never go to court. The prosecution would have no leg to stand on!

Sounds like a few people got more than their toes in the water!

45 posted on 09/02/2011 4:36:30 AM PDT by Colofornian
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