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Eleven amputated human feet discovered on beaches

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false-creekELEVEN amputated feet, all still in their running shoes, have washed-up on beaches in Canada.

 

The latest foot was discovered near a marina called False Creek, police in Vancouver, British Columbia, said.

Bizarrely foul play is not suspected because there was no sign of trauma, coroner Stephen Fonseca said.
 
He added that DNA samples from foot No. 11 – the 11th to wash up in four years - will be compared to DNA obtained from family members in missing persons cases to try to establish an identity.

Mark Mendelson, a Toronto forensics consultant and former police detective, told  TV magazine show "Canada AM" he believed the appearance of 11 feet had to have a sinister element.

He said: “I don't know if you can look at this as just a coincidence.
 
“Why is it only happening on the west coast near Vancouver? Why aren’t these feet floating up off Nova Scotia or St. John’s, Newfoundland, or off the coast of New Jersey?”
 
And University of British Columbia materials engineering professor Anoush Poursartip believes that the feet may be coming to the surface simply because of the buoyancy of the sports  shoes – leaving the rest of the cadaver down below.

He said: “The polymers used in running shoes are chosen partially for their light weight. This means the shoe has significant buoyancy.”


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