Canadian police are investigating after a human foot washed up on the shores of British Columbia – marking the 14th time since 2007 that tides have carried a shoe-clad foot on to the province’s coastline.
The latest grisly discovery was made on Gabriola Island in the strait of Georgia on Sunday, said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. A man was walking along the beach just after noon when he came across what appeared to be a disarticulated foot inside a hiking boot. The boot had become lodged in a logjam, police said in a statement.
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The find was the latest in a series that has sparked speculation around the world. Since 2007, another 13 feet have washed up in British Columbia, all of them clad in running shoes.
Some have linked the grim finds to natural disasters, such as the 2004 tsunami, or plane or boat accidents at sea. Others have theorised that the feet might be the work of a serial killer or organised crime.
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Pranksters have also attempted to add fuel to the fire at times. “We’ve had people put dog foot skeletons in runners and leave them on the beach,” Barb McLintock of the province’s coroner’s office told the Guardian in 2016. “And somebody even used old chicken bones.”
She pointed to the ubiquitous presence of running shoes to perhaps...
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