Human remains sent to two Vancouver schools
Two Vancouver schools remain cordoned off with police tape following the grisly discovery this afternoon of separate packages containing body parts.
Vancouver police say a staff member at False Creek Elementary School opened a package at 1 p.m. this afternoon and discovered what appeared to be a human hand.
Staff at St. George’s School later opened up a package containing what appeared to be a human foot.
Vancouver police and the B.C. Coroners Service are trying to determine the identity of the victim and the origin of the packages.
James Gemmill has a child at False Creek Elementary and learned about the incident on Twitter. He hadn’t received any information about it from the school or the Vancouver School Board.
“I understand this happened a few hours ago, and staff and teachers must have been shocked, but it would be good information to pass on to parents,” he said.
Gemmill was waiting to hear more and speak with his wife before deciding whether they should be concerned about keeping their child in school.
“Who knows? We need more information, whether it’s connected to Montreal [the Luka Magnotta case] or even a copycat, which would be even more troubling.
“We’ll just wait for more information from the police, I guess.”
Roberto Rocca, a reporter at the Montreal Gazette, said Montreal Police are talking with Vancouver police but they are not confirming a link between the body parts in Vancouver and the Magnotta case.
Police said there is no indication that any of the students and staff at either school have been targeted.