A human foot has been found in a load of garbage shipped to Seneca, N.Y.
Toronto police Staff Sgt. David Vickers says the foot was found when workers were separating the trash. “While they were sorting the garbage for recycling materials, they located a human foot,” Vickers told a Toronto radio station.
“That foot has been seized and protected for evidence and is being held at the medical examiner’s office in Buffalo (N.Y.) and Toronto police are following up this morning.”
Vickers said the garbage containing the foot was from a specific transfer station in the Toronto area, but would not be more specific. Subsequently, it was determined the foot could have come from other US locations.
He also did not indicate if the foot is from an adult or a child, nor did he say when the trash was sent to Seneca.
The discovery comes after six feet washed ashore on beaches in British Columbia’s Georgia Strait beginning in August of 2007, but only the first foot – a man’s – has been identified.
In February of this year, a human right hand was found on a Vancouver Island beach south of Nanaimo.
Information supplied by Canadian Press.