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A severed foot has washed up on the shores of Canada's Pacific coast, in the eighth such incident in two years, police said on Thursday.
The foot, in a size 8.5 white Nike running shoe, was discovered on Tuesday by two men walking on a beach in a suburb of Vancouver, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement.
The British Columbia coroners' office is conducting a forensic autopsy and other tests to try to match it to missing persons, police said.
Scientists say the feet could have drifted dozens or thousands of miles because human body parts can remain intact in water for years when protected by shoes or sturdy clothing.
"There has been no evidence to date to support foul play in relation to these discoveries and it appears that all remains separated from the body, disarticulated, through a natural process," police said.
Originally posted by St Udio
Just seen the first 7 feet on History channel program, 8PM
gotta consider bears upriver taking the people to the river to wash them off before eating the victims
the tennis shoed feet were just too much bother for the hungry bears
so those parts just floated away & later were found.
Originally posted by Wormwood Squirm
There are grizzlies way up north in BC and none close to Vancouver. Near Vancouver we have black bears which are harmless.
I live with bears just outside Vancouver so don't even try to tell me black bears will hurt you. They could but they do not. I am close enough to flip a peanut on them often and they have no interest in entangling themselves with people.
Older bears know better, They've already been pounded with rubber bullets and explosives if they simply growl at someone. Here they just go about their business in peace unless they mess with us, then if they growl or break in a house it's game on and the Conservation officers will give them a severe woopin and kill them if necessary so they learn to stay clear.
IMO this is what the feet are: Bodies dumped in the ocean due to organized crime. The reports say the feet were not severed with a saw or anything but were detached naturally during the decay process. Perhaps weights were put around the ankles and the body sunk and was devoured by sea life. leaving the only flesh that which is in the shoe.
Perhaps crabs dont like Nike rubber and eat everything but the foot. There are some crazy chemicals I am sure in Nike's mix. Crabs rely heavily on smell. Maybe they are deterred from eating the foot because of the shoe.