Previously published in Examiner
Part 2 of the Missing Feet series
The story of the missing feet was strange enough, and though it was an authentic news peace, Montrealers were disgusted to hear that some people did not take the situation seriously.
It seems that there are some pranksters out there who do not care about how the people who are missing love ones feel. For on June 18, 2008, an animal’s foot wrapped in a sock was found washed ashore on a campsite in Ladner, B. C. This shoe was a hoax of course, and a very cruel joke to the people of British Columbia and the families of the missing persons everywhere. Montrealers were appalled and shocked that somebody could even do this.
Trouble with the Investigation
It is an ongoing investigation. The job of the RCMP is to find out why these feet are floating in from the Pacific Ocean. The RCMP need to find who these feet belong to by investigating missing person’s reports and sampling DNA . The RCMP wants to determine what happened to these victims of the severed feet in the first place. Where they drowned, was it foul play? Was it an accident and so on. Of course they want to be able to match the feet to known missing persons in order to put closure to the families of the victims.
The trouble is the RCMP need to be able to identify the severed feet and link them to the humans they once belonged to. That way they can then determine if the people went fishing and had an accident, if there was foul play or if the people in question committed suicide. Even the victims of 2004 tsunami, have been thought of as possible candidates for the missing feet.
To date no missing persons reports match what is known about the feet other than the depressed man. It is a long and arduous process trying to find and identify whom these feet belong to.