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Another foot on the beach

Postby googuse » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:09 pm

I can't find the old thread

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/111938954.html

TACOMA, Wash. -- Police in Tacoma, Wash., are trying to gather more information about a human foot that washed ashore in the city's Tideflats area.

Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said Tuesday that the right foot was still inside a boy's size 6 "OzArk Trail" hiking boot and likely belonged to a juvenile or small adult. He says the boots were sold in Walmart stores from 2004 to 2005.

The foot found recently is believed to have floated in from either the Puyallup River or Puget Sound.

In late August, a right foot washed up on a beach on Whidbey Island, about 70 miles north of Tacoma. Island County sheriff's officers said that foot likely belonged to a woman or a child.

Island County sheriff's Detective Ed Wallace said then that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were sharing information about seven feet that have washed up in the past four years on British Columbia shores.

Fulghum says Tacoma police don't know yet whether there might be any connection to the other cases.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby DGD » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:08 pm

All in all it's just a...
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby Boomshadow » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:35 pm

So all those times when there was only one set of footprints?
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby googuse » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:21 pm

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A human leg bone sticking out of a running shoe was found Tuesday in False Creek, marking the eighth severed foot to be found in B.C. in four years and the first to show up in Vancouver.

Police say a passerby spotted the shoe floating in water next to the Plaza of Nations marina near Edgewater Casino shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

“Upon examination by the BC Coroners Office is does appear to be human remains,” Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said Tuesday night.

“These aren’t common discoveries,” she told reporters. “This is the first time this has happened in Vancouver.”

Vancouver police have passed the investigation to the coroners service, McGuinness said.

In all, 11 severed feet have washed up in the Pacific Northwest since August 2007.

Human remains encased in running shoes can float great distances, experts say, and aren’t necessarily the result of foul play.

Shoes and socks can keep feet from decomposing while other body parts could easily become separated through exposure to the elements or marine life such as crabs.

The RCMP has handled all the Canadian discoveries until now, and in December Cpl. Annie Linteau said there have been no indication any of the feet were severed or forcibly removed.

The most recent discovery was last December in Tacoma, Wash. Police there said the Size 6 Ozark Trail brand hiking boot likely belonged to a youth or small adult.

In May, police announced two feet found in 2008 on Whidbey Island in Washington and on a Richmond beach — a distance of approximately 200 kilometres — belonged to a Surrey man who was reported missing seven years ago.

The first foot was discovered in August 2007 on Jedediah Island, northeast of Nanaimo, and was part of 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, as do two feet found on Valdez and Westham islands in July 2008, both of which belonged to a 21-year-old Surrey resident, reported missing January 2004.

Two female feet found in Richmond in December 2008 belonged to the same woman.

The media attention around the discoveries has also brought a number of false reports from concerned residents who have mistaken seal or sea lion remains for that of humans.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby lindbergh » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:28 pm

Now we can play the Kevin Bacon game. I'll start. 'Footloose'.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby Boomshadow » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:40 pm

All in all, it's just another foot on the beach
All in all, it's just another foot on the beach
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby DGD » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:10 am

Boomshadow wrote:All in all, it's just another foot on the beach
All in all, it's just another foot on the beach


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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby Dead Like Me » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:34 pm

Bum-bum-bum
another foot on the beach
and another foot on, and another foot on
another foot on the beach.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby Rev. Jedi highlander » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:17 am

With all these sightings of the Foot, someone better call the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby AngelasMother » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:41 am

Because of Angela still missing, I keep in contact with the authorities, of course, but, also other parents of missing children. Its an exclusive club no one really wants to belong to. However, there was one young lady profiled on AMW, because she was also missing from Las Vegas, and whose parents happened to be a personal friend of Host John Walsh. Her name was Lindsay Harris. Several months after she went missing from Vegas, they found either one or both legs (cant remember exactly) in a grassy marsh by the interstate in Illinois. Never found her body, however. This story made me think of that. I just wonder if all these people were murdered, or if someone at the hospital just threw amputees legs and feet in the water to be funny. Its all so strange. I also wonder if they have checked the DNA on those they found, because many of us with missing children have submitted our DNA. I just wonder if they are from dead bodies, what the hell they did with the bodies????
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby MJ » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:06 pm

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BURNABY, British Columbia — Authorities are seeking the public's help in trying to determine the identity of a ninth foot that washed up in southwestern British Columbia.

The remains of a foot were found encased in a sock in a hiking boot that washed up in Sasamat Lake in Port Moody over the weekend. An autopsy on Monday confirmed the remains are human.

The foot is the ninth found in southwestern B.C. in the past four years. But unlike the previous eight cases, this one was found in freshwater, not saltwater, said coroner Steve Fonseca, manager of the Identification and Disaster Response Unit for the BC Coroners Service.

It is also the first to be found in a hiking boot, rather than in a running shoe.

The BC Coroners Service has positively identified six of the feet found previously as belonging to four individuals. There has been no evidence of foul play in any of those cases. The remaining two feet appear to belong to two men whose identities have not been determined.

All nine feet appear to have detached naturally, as a result of having spent a period of time in the water, officials said.

In the latest case, Fonseca said evidence suggests the foot was in the water for as long as a decade or longer. The boot is a black Cougar-brand hiking boot, men’s size 12. It has a blue interior felt lining, and the metal eyelets were significantly rusted.

The BC Coroners Service said DNA testing will be done, along with comparison of the foot with data banks of missing persons.

The autopsy did not show any toolmarks or impressions on the bones or any evidence to suggest the foot had been mechanically separated from the body. Like the others, it appears to have come off naturally as a result of having spent a long time in the water, the coroners office said.

Youth attending an outdoor camp spotted the boot on Friday floating off the northwest shore of Sasamat Lake. When the boot washed up Saturday morning and a sock and bones were found inside, authorities were called in.
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Yet another foot?

Postby lindbergh » Tue May 29, 2012 8:56 pm

May 29, 11:32 PM EDT

Canada: Severed foot sent to party office

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A severed human foot was mailed to the headquarters of Canada's Conservative Party and another body part was discovered when police intercepted a second suspicious package, police said Tuesday.

Police were called shortly after a receptionist opened a blood-soaked box at the headquarters of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party. The first officers to arrive saw what appeared to be blood stains on the package and immediately called in a special hazardous-material unit. When the specialists opened the package, police found the severed foot inside.

Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada and not to a specific person. Harper's office is not located at the party headquarters.

As the investigation developed, Ottawa police said late Tuesday night that they had intercepted a second suspicious package containing another human body part.

Police released no other details about the second find, and said the major crime section continues to investigate.

The horror was not confined to Ottawa. Ottawa police were consulting with their counterparts in Montreal after they discovered a severed torso in a suitcase. Montreal police sifted through a heap of garbage in the city's west end to see if they might turn up any missing limbs. Authorities in both cities are trying to determine if there might be a link to the foot mailed to Conservative Party headquarters.

Ottawa police said it was too early to speculate on a link.

A Conservative Parliament member who showed up later at his party's headquarters was horrified by the discovery.

"It's just awful," said Brad Trost, who first learned about the incident from TV. He said it was probably someone's "sick idea."

"I don't think any of us are thinking this necessarily has anything to with politics," he said.

Trost showed up for a meeting but was told by police it was best to leave.

A spokesman for the Conservative Party would only say that a suspicious package was sent to their office before referring all questions to Ottawa police.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby Boomshadow » Wed May 30, 2012 6:13 am

Perhaps it was a misaddressed tax payment.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby googuse » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:33 pm

SAN FRANCISCO 9/16/13 – An old running shoe has been found on a San Francisco Beach. Inside it was a severed human foot.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the National Park Service beach patrol found the foot inside the size 11½ green-and-black Puma sneaker that had apparently washed up Sunday morning at Ocean Beach.
There was no sign of the rest of the body, and it’s not clear what happened to the person whose foot it was, though it likely didn’t happen very recently.
Coroner’s investigator Mark Powning tells the Chronicle the foot and some “associated tissue” in the shoe was “probably rolling around the seabed for a while.”
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby Rev. Jedi highlander » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:52 pm

Did anybody ever find Randy Bullock's foot?
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby FeastingMaggots » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:14 pm

Probably a stowaway in the baggage compartment of that Asiana flight.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby lindbergh » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:37 am

Boomshadow wrote:So all those times when there was only one set of footprints?


I don't remember seeing this before, but if I did, I'm LOLing for a second time.
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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby Boomshadow » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:20 pm

lindbergh wrote:
Boomshadow wrote:So all those times when there was only one set of footprints?


I don't remember seeing this before, but if I did, I'm LOLing for a second time.


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Re: Another foot on the beach

Postby Tsuga » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:49 pm

This thread was started 7 years ago...good to see Canadian holiday traditions are still alive. Or dead. Whatever.
There is a picture of the thing with the gawdang shoe still on it, follow the link.
But was the foot famous???


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/worl ... beach.html


By Matthew Haag

Dec. 12, 2017
The exceptionally high tides this time of the year off British Columbia can turn the rocky western coast of Vancouver Island into a graveyard. Bones from gray whales, sea lions and killer whales wash ashore, piling on the beach along fallen evergreens.

But on Thursday morning, Taz, a 6-year-old Rottweiler, sensed something different about a bone tangled in a bed of kelp. Taz darted away from her owner, Mike Johns, to inspect it, sniffing a piece that jutted out on a beach in the hamlet of Jordan River.

Her instincts were right. Mr. Johns followed behind her and pushed away the kelp, revealing his dog’s find: a tibia and fibula attached to a left human foot with a white ankle sock in a black running shoe.

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In any other part of the world, a sneaker with a human foot washing ashore might be a terrifying discovery, enough to frighten residents and stir fears of a gruesome murder or a serial killer on the loose. But not in British Columbia, where these discoveries have become so common that they are tracked. It was the 13th foot to wash ashore since 2007.

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The tibia and fibula were attached to the left foot found by Mr. Johns. It was still wearing a white sock and a black shoe.
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“It’s just a freak thing that it happened to be here,” said Mr. Johns, 56, who lives in Jordan River, a surfer’s village about 70 miles southwest of Vancouver, Canada.

Mr. Johns said he called the police and then used a stick to pick up what remained of the leg, carried it back to his property and locked it in his greenhouse. He worried that if it remained on the beach, it would have washed back into the ocean or attracted the bear hanging around town or an eagle from the nearby nest.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police retrieved the remains on Friday, the authorities said, and they are being inspected by the Coroners Service of British Columbia. “We’ll try to get a DNA sample,” said Andy Watson, a spokesman for the service.

During winter months, British Columbia experiences what are known as “king tides,” unusually high tides that can cause coastal flooding. The tides, along with strong currents and the fact that shoes are buoyant, mean that the remains could belong to someone as far north as Alaska or as far south as Oregon, Mr. Watson said.

“Our search won’t stay in Canada,” he said.

Mr. Watson said it was too soon to determine how the person died.

Since the first severed foot was discovered in August 2007, the cases have caught the attention and imagination of Canadians across the country. By July 2008, five feet had been retrieved in the Strait of Georgia, part of the Pacific Ocean between Vancouver and Washington State.

The 12th foot was discovered in February 2016, a right foot in a black and blue New Balance sneaker that was found about 20 miles west of last Thursday’s discovery. (One foot discovered in 2008 turned out to be a hoax.)

At first, people’s theories for how the feet came to their final resting spot ran from the logical to the hysterical. Maybe they died in a plane crash or fell overboard, some surmised, or they were dumped in the ocean by a serial killer or human traffickers.

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But in reality, the explanations were far less sinister. The authorities have identified eight of the 12 feet as belonging to six people, and none died by foul play. Investigators determined that the six people identified so far died in accidents or committed suicide, Mr. Watson said.

Joshua Constandinou, who owns the Cold Shoulder Cafe in Jordan River, about a half-mile from the site of the foot, said residents were not rattled by the discovery. “At the beginning, it seemed more strange, but now it happens so many times,” Mr. Constandinou said.

He said that people understood that science could explain the mysteries. “It makes sense to me that if a body is in the ocean and decomposes, you end up with a shoe that floats and an ankle where it would disconnect from the tibia and fibula,” Mr. Constandinou said. “That is what they are finding on the beaches.”
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