Human Foot Found On Vancouver Beach For 11th Time In Four Years

severed-footIt seems something strange is “afoot” in the Pacific Northwest. Also: why do gristly, unexplained crimes always seem to involve running gear? Via the New York Daily News:

For the eleventh time in four years, a human foot washed ashore near Vancouver – baffling investigators who are at a loss to explain the grisly trend.

The foot, which was inside a running shoe, turned up along the British Columbia coast late Tuesday, according to police. It spotted by a passerby near the Vancouver’s False Creek.

Police have no theories as to how the foot ended up in the water – but have not suggested that foul play is suspected. Since 2007, nearly a dozen feet encased in shoes have appeared on beaches in the area, including a few over the border in Washington state. The bizarre discoveries have attracted international attention – and spawned fears of a serial killer.

But cops have steadfastly denied that anything sinister is behind the gruesome discoveries, suggesting that the deaths were drownings or suicides and that the decaying feet separated from corpses naturally in the water.

Most of the remains are still unidentified, though police said at least three of the feet have been matched with British Columbia men who were reported missing.

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49 Responses to Human Foot Found On Vancouver Beach For 11th Time In Four Years

  1. Alis August 31, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Looks like an oddly clean break for the separation to have been the result of decomposition.

  2. Alis August 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Looks like an oddly clean break for the separation to have been the result of decomposition.

    • Chazbot August 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

      I agree, would’t a normal decomposition result in the foot being separated AT the ankle, rather than above it?

  3. EvolutionSolutionCushion August 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    It’s a serial killer, there is no coincidence in this occurance.

  4. EvolutionSolutionCushion August 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    It’s a serial killer, there is no coincidence in this occurance.

  5. EvolutionSolutionCushion August 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    It’s a serial killer, there is no coincidence in this occurance.

  6. Anonymous August 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    What about the 400+ aboriginal women who have gone missing over the last 30 years on the so-called ‘highway of tears’ ????

  7. Jin The Ninja August 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    What about the 40+ aboriginal women who have gone missing over the last 30 years on the so-called ‘highway of tears’ ????

    • VoxMagi September 1, 2011 at 10:46 am #

      I thought it was 32 women in 30 years…along a nearly 500 mile stretch of highway? Was it even more than that?

      • Jin The Ninja September 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

        * Edited Vox, you were right the number was around 40 i added 0 accidently.

        I’ve heard since the 1970s the number reported missing to be around 40 (mostly aboriginal), and the number of bodies found to be upwards of 16. When they uncoverered the farm in penticton with about 40-60 bodies (obviously not all attributable to northern women) it did not count towards the total although probably is a factor in the high count. People forget that some aboriginal people in canada live in pure 3rd world conditions, no insulation, no electrical grid, severe poverty and severe substance abuse. They modeled apartheid on canada’s reservation system, and australia used the “canadian model” to deal with the “aboriginal problem” because it was so effective in inducing cultural genocide. Regardless of the hype of canadian tolerance, there is still a very high population of disenfranchised native peoples, and the rcmp are some of the worst offenders in perpetuating institutional racism. They have been long criticised for not even investigating disapearances in the bc interior- so the number just keep piling up.

  8. Uhh August 31, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    That’s it… I’m not eating Chinese food anymore!

  9. Uhh August 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    That’s it… I’m not eating Chinese food anymore!

    • Jin The Ninja September 1, 2011 at 10:44 am #

      You are an idiot. And Vancouver has the best chinese food in north america, so more for me.

      • Redacted September 2, 2011 at 1:05 am #

        The other Vancouver has better everything. Including Meth.

  10. Melving August 31, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Did a 6th grader write this article? How can you end by saying 3 of the feet match men that were reported missing and not tell us the circumstances under which they went missing?! Did they turn up missing from the kwiky mart or after a boating accident?
    MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE

  11. Melving August 31, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Did a 6th grader write this article? How can you end by saying 3 of the feet match men that were reported missing and not tell us the circumstances under which they went missing?! Did they turn up missing from the kwiky mart or after a boating accident?
    MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE

    • Rex Vestri August 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

      6th grader?  Nope. Couldn’t have been. This is the US we’re talking about here.  Due to all the cuts in education funding so that the mega-rich can have their tax breaks and the military industrial complex can stay fat and happy, kids probably haven’t even learned to write yet in the 6th grade.

      • Anarchy Pony August 31, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

        Well given the ongoing social breakdown some children are arriving at school not even aware that they have names…

    • justagirl September 4, 2011 at 9:03 am #

      for the bazillionth time.. there is no source.  sigh.

  12. Mamagriff50 August 31, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Police do not like to admit they are at a loss. So of course its not a serial killer….Just normal decomp, from drownings and such…yeah right Then why aren’t the hands washing ashore?       SERIAL KILLER!

  13. Mamagriff50 August 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Police do not like to admit they are at a loss. So of course its not a serial killer….Just normal decomp, from drownings and such…yeah right Then why aren’t the hands washing ashore?       SERIAL KILLER!

    • Anarchy Pony August 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      Sneakers float.

  14. Chazbot August 31, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    I agree, would’t a normal decomposition result in the foot being separated AT the ankle, rather than above it?

  15. Wanooski August 31, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Sneakers float.

  16. Rex Vestri August 31, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    6th grader?  Nope. Couldn’t have been. This is the US we’re talking about here.  Due to all the cuts in education funding so that the mega-rich can have their tax breaks and the military industrial complex can stay fat and happy, kids probably haven’t even learned to write yet in the 6th grade.

  17. Pb August 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Maybe the remains of jumpers off of Golden Gate Bridge carried north by the current?

    • Redacted September 2, 2011 at 1:06 am #

      At this point anything is possible. Maybe those asshole Greys are dumping their dead abductees in the ocean.

  18. Pb August 31, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    Maybe the remains of jumpers off of Golden Gate Bridge carried north by the current?

  19. Wanooski August 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Well given the ongoing social breakdown some children are arriving at school not even aware that they have names…

  20. Izabelle steele September 1, 2011 at 4:16 am #

    cops say ‘nothing sinister goin on here’ feet natrually fall off all the time after a natural suicide.. hahaha. well i wont be wearing any reeboks for a while then !

  21. Izabelle steele September 1, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    cops say ‘nothing sinister goin on here’ feet natrually fall off all the time after a natural suicide.. hahaha. well i wont be wearing any reeboks for a while then !

  22. VoxMagi September 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    NOTHING TO SEE HERE, CHILDREN! MOVE ALONG! COWS TURN THEMSELVES INSIDE OUT ALLLLL THE TIME!

    Having given my Officer Barbrady quote for the day…holy fucking shit is this obviously a serial killer at work. I can explain the shoes clad feet somehow surviving intact but breaking away and being found easily, though. The encasing in a tennis shoes retards the decay process much more than mere pants or shirts ever could…the remainder of the leg and muscle and ligament decays quickly and leaves the foot vulnerable to breaking off easily…while the shoe makes for added buoyancy…so they can make a journey of hundreds of miles from the original site.

    Which is also probably why the cops are stalling and flat out lying…because they know they haven’t got the manpower to pull off a search of hundreds of miles of river country. I consider the choice for silence grossly irresponsible…since people forewarned are forearmed and wary of strangers…but unsuspecting people are probably still getting snatched and eventually hacked to bits. Keeping people unsuspecting is practically akin to providing the killer with assistance…and frankly I wouldn’t be shy about recommending that people start charging cops with negligent homicide if this madness keeps going.

  23. VoxMagi September 1, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    NOTHING TO SEE HERE, CHILDREN! MOVE ALONG! COWS TURN THEMSELVES INSIDE OUT ALLLLL THE TIME!

    Having given my Officer Barbrady quote for the day…holy fucking shit is this obviously a serial killer at work. I can explain the shoes clad feet somehow surviving intact but breaking away and being found easily, though. The encasing in a tennis shoes retards the decay process much more than mere pants or shirts ever could…the remainder of the leg and muscle and ligament decays quickly and leaves the foot vulnerable to breaking off easily…while the shoe makes for added buoyancy…so they can make a journey of hundreds of miles from the original site.

    Which is also probably why the cops are stalling and flat out lying…because they know they haven’t got the manpower to pull off a search of hundreds of miles of river country. I consider the choice for silence grossly irresponsible…since people forewarned are forearmed and wary of strangers…but unsuspecting people are probably still getting snatched and eventually hacked to bits. Keeping people unsuspecting is practically akin to providing the killer with assistance…and frankly I wouldn’t be shy about recommending that people start charging cops with negligent homicide if this madness keeps going.

  24. Anonymous September 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    You are an idiot. And Vancouver has the best chinese food in north america, so more for me.

  25. VoxMagi September 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    I thought it was 32 women in 30 years…along a nearly 500 mile stretch of highway? Was it even more than that?

  26. Butter Knife September 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    It might be a serial killer, or it might be a lot of things. Maybe there is some sort of connection to organized crime or a bizarre underground sport.

    Without any information on the men whose feet have been identified, “serial killer” is about as likely as Pegleg Pete the loan shark getting creative.

  27. Butter Knife September 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    It might be a serial killer, or it might be a lot of things. Maybe there is some sort of connection to organized crime or a bizarre underground sport.

    Without any information on the men whose feet have been identified, “serial killer” is about as likely as Pegleg Pete the loan shark getting creative.

  28. Butter Knife September 1, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    It might be a serial killer, or it might be a lot of things. Maybe there is some sort of connection to organized crime or a bizarre underground sport.

    Without any information on the men whose feet have been identified, “serial killer” is about as likely as Pegleg Pete the loan shark getting creative.

  29. jasonpaulhayes September 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    “Cops have steadfastly denied that anything sinister is behind the gruesome discoveries” but investigators are baffled? Something strange is afoot here.

  30. jasonpaulhayes September 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    “Cops have steadfastly denied that anything sinister is behind the gruesome discoveries” but investigators are baffled? Something strange is afoot here.

  31. Anonymous September 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    I’ve heard since the 1970s the number reported missing to be around 400 (mostly aboriginal), and the number of bodies found to be upwards of 50. When they uncoverered the farm in penticton with about 40-60 bodies (obviously not all attributable to northern women) which did not count towards the total although probably is a factor in the high count. People forget that some aboriginal people in canada live in pure 3rd world conditions, no insulation, no electrical grid, severe poverty and severe substance abuse. They modeled apartheid on canada’s reservation system, and australia used the “canadian model” to deal with the “aboriginal problem” because it was so effective in inducing cultural genocide. Regardless of the hype of canadian tolerance, there is still a very high population of disenfranchised native peoples, and the rcmp are some of the worst offenders in perpetuating institutional racism. They have been long criticised for not even investigating disapearances in the bc interior- so the number just keep piling up.

  32. Anonymous September 2, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    The other Vancouver has better everything. Including Meth.

  33. Anonymous September 2, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    At this point anything is possible. Maybe those asshole Greys are dumping their dead abductees in the ocean.

  34. Anonymous September 2, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    At this point anything is possible. Maybe those asshole Greys are dumping their dead abductees in the ocean.

  35. ArgosyJones September 2, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    They’re not good eatin’ anyway.

  36. ArgosyJones September 2, 2011 at 2:25 am #

    They’re not good eatin’ anyway.

  37. justagirl September 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    for the bazillionth time.. there is no source.  sigh.

  38. Elmware November 12, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    This is what happens when you ride the Hellivator at the PNE.

  39. Elmware November 12, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    This is what happens when you ride the Hellivator at the PNE.

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