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Six Severed Feet Found in Eleven Months

June 18, 2008

A severed foot — the sixth in 11 months — washed up on the shore of a Canadian island on Wednesday, police said.

The right foot was found by a local woman walking on the beach, said Sgt. Mike Tresoor of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

“A local citizen walking on a beach in Tyee Spit located what appears to be human remains of a right foot in an approximate size 10 black Adidas running shoe,” police said in a written statement.

The foot will be examined by a forensic pathologist and DNA testing will be requested, said the statement, posted on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Web site.

Sandra Malone, manager of the Thunderbird RV Park and Campground on the spit, said a woman came in about 10:30 a.m. and asked her to call police, saying she had found the shoe with the foot inside it.

While waiting for police, Malone told CNN she walked down to the beach with the woman and saw it for herself.

“You could see the foot that’s inside the running shoe,” she said. “The leg bones were coming out of the running shoe about 3 to 4 inches. There were no tissues or anything attached.”

She said seaweed was wrapped around the top of the running shoe, making it hard to tell whether any tissue was inside the shoe. “I got close enough,” she said.

But she said the foot appeared to have been deliberately severed, as the bones “had been cut clean across.”

The foot was the sixth discovered on shorelines in the area since August, according to local police and media reports. Another foot — a severed left foot still in a shoe — was found Monday on the shore of Westham Island, south of Vancouver. Police said it was taken to a coroner for DNA testing.

“Our first step is to establish identity,” said Constable Sharlene Brooks of the Delta Police Department in British Columbia. “It is a little mysterious, but we don’t know if it is linked to others.”

The Vancouver Sun newspaper said the first four feet found in the area were all right feet, making the foot found Monday the only left foot.

Although the gruesome finds have drawn international attention, police said it may take some time to unravel the mystery.

“We suffer from the CSI effect — people think this can happen very quickly,” Brooks said. ” It could take weeks or months. And even if we get a DNA sample, we need a sample to match it with.”

The mystery has caused a stir and led to many rumors, locals say. One newspaper has began investigating a rash of young men who have gone missing in the area.

Some have wondered if the feet could belong to five men who were in a plane that crashed three years ago in the waterway where the feet were found.

Some of those men’s relatives were at the Campbell River site on Wednesday.

“It’s a constant reminder every time, from the time the first foot washed up,” said Kirsten Stevens, whose husband, Dave, died in the crash. Although her husband’s body was located, Stevens said the other men’s relatives still are awaiting answers. They never recovered their loved ones’ remains.

“It reopens the wound, every single time,” she said.

“If it’s not us, it’s somebody else’s loved one, that they don’t know. … We’d like to know,” Sally Feast, sister of pilot Arnold Feast. “We’d like to put something to rest.”

Diane Selkirk, a freelance writer who lives near where one foot was found, said the discoveries have been a hot topic of conversation.
“At first the talk about it was really humorous but as more feet turned up the talk became sinister,” she added. “These are pristine islands, not the place where you would expect to find a bunch of severed feet.”

Originally found @ CNN.com

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FLDS Sect in British Columbia May Be Busted

June 3, 2008

Since the raid on the El Dorado, Texas compound of a polygamist sect of FLDS followers, the Canadian government has been rying to fgure out if they can also pursue legal and criminal actions against another branch of the same Mormon-splinter.

Attorney General Wally Opal called for a special prosecutor to look into allegations of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of girls in the community in Bountiful, British Columbia. He said the issue is whether the criminal code on polygamy is constitutional, which has been a point of contention in British Columbia’s judiciary for 20 years. At the Attorney General’s request, two lawyers recently issued opinions on the matter, both concluding it would be difficult to pursue criminal charges. One said it would be unfair to do so.

Opal picked Vancouver lawyer Terrence Robertson to determine whether the sect can be prosecuted successfully.

More on this story to come.

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