Feeds

British Columbia stray foot tally hits six

Latest find size 10, wearing Adidas

Intelligent flash storage arrays

The British Columbia stray foot tally yesterday reached a round half dozen with the discovery of a size 10 right foot wearing a black Adidias trainer which turned up on a beach in Vancouver Island.

According to CTV, the foot was found by a woman collecting rocks who quickly ran for help and encountered one Sandra Malone, who recounted: "I got the chills right away. You know, I got pretty grossed out."

The Canadian foot mystery began last August when two right feet came ashore on small islands north of Vancouver. Another right foot was discovered in February, May saw the fourth wash up on a suburban Vancouver beach, while a fifth - and to date the only left foot - was reported on Monday.

Of the latest grisly find, RCMP Sgt. Mike Tresoor said: "The object will ultimately be examined by a forensic pathologist in attempts to determine the source of the foot and if it is related to other feet recently found."

British Columbia's chief coroner Terry Smith said earlier this week that foul play is not suspected in any of the six cases "because there does not appear to be any evidence the bones were severed". He said: "There is no other process going on other than disarticulation of the feet.''

Investigators are probing whether any of the feet belong to four victims of a Februry 2005 plane crash, including two brothers of Kevin DeCock who's spent the last three years "trying to find their remains, navigating a complex system of channels and currents and calculating where the tides may have taken the bodies".

The coroner's office has asked family members of the crash victims for DNA samples to establish a possible link, and Dr Gail Anderson of the Simon Fraser University Centre for Forensic Research said that while some of the feet might indeed belong to the disappeared quartet, "they could belong to any number of victims lost at sea".

She concluded: "We could be looking at an incident that didn't even officially happen in our waters. It could be one of those massive international boats that goes through this area." ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet
Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.