Late Tuesday morning, police were called to the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) in downtown Ottawa after a suspicious package was received. The Ottawa coroner confirmed this evening that the package contained a human foot.
Major Crimes Staff Sergeant Bruce Pirt told the CBC that the package was sent via Canada Post and may have been sent as a “gruesome message”. At this time, it isn’t clear if the foot is from a male or female and police are working to figure out where it came from. The foot was in a plastic bag inside a white box adorned with a red cartoon heart. According to the Globe and Mail, once source said the box also contained a message, but a CPC spokesperson denied it.
In Montreal, a janitor discovered a human torso in a suitcase around 10:00am. There is currently no confirmed connection to the foot delivered to CPC in Ottawa, but Montreal and Ottawa police are collaborating in the event that there is any connection. Ottawa Police have also intercepted a second package containing a body part, but have not provided further details at this time.
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