Saturday, May 24, 2008

Okay, I've seen lots of shoes missing feet but?

This story caught my eye from Reuters:
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Another severed human foot has been discovered washed ashore on Canada's Pacific coast, but police are no closer to solving the gruesome mystery.

The foot, still wearing a shoe, was discovered on Thursday on a small uninhabited island south of Vancouver in the Strait of Georgia, and is the fourth discovered in the region in the past 10 months.

The previous cases all involved right feet still in sneakers, and each was found on a different island.

In doing a bit more leg work (sorry couldn't resist) I discovered:
Police have made no arrests in any of the cases, although there are various theories that organized crime is involved.

Curtis Ebbesmeyer, a former professor of oceanography at the University of Washington who studies floating objects, said when the third foot was found that the feet could have drifted from as far as 1,000 miles away. Ebbesmeyer said the feet could have been severed or detached from their bodies on their own.

You'd think someone turning up missing a foot might be noticed, especially since no other body parts have been found. In the meantime? I'd suggest if you are going near the coast of Canada? Watch your step...

1 comment:

Scott G said...

You would like to think someone would notice, but we are all busy text messaging and checking our email while walking.