Janitor Mike Naseau shows police around the scene where a body was found in a suitcase at the back of 5309 Place Lucy in Montreal on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Canada.com)
Police recovered a torso in a suitcase in Montreal today after a severed foot was sent to the Conservative Party Headquarters in Ottawa. The Montreal discovery was made by a concierge who was looking into complaints about a terrible odor coming from behind a building. The decomposing remains were found at 10:15 a.m in a suitcase in the trash bin.
The Star reported:
Ottawa police are investigating the discovery of two body parts — including a bloodied human foot that was delivered by a Canada Post mailman to the Conservative Party headquarters.
Police confirmed late Tuesday that a second body part was found, hours after the coroner concluded that the first package “did contain a human foot.”
It was unclear what body part was in the second package or where it was found. Police wouldn’t confirm reports it was discovered at a Canada Post depot in downtown Ottawa. Canada Post refused to answer any questions late Tuesday, but said they were co-operating with police.
The gruesome sealed package sent to the Conservative Party on Tuesday morning was unknowingly accepted by a receptionist at the headquarters’ 12th-floor suite of offices, said Ottawa police Sgt. Steve Hodgson.
Hodgson said the package was “addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada, not to a person.”
The receptionist began to open the package before discovering “a substance that was deemed suspicious” and called police, he said.
The Ottawa police force, the coroner’s office and the RCMP attended the Albert Street offices, three blocks south of Parliament Hill, where the bizarre drama unfolded.
A police officer removes a package containing a human foot from the Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday. (The Star)
Hat Tip Ed
UPDATE: Police find human hand at postal terminal.
Police found a human hand at the Ottawa Postal Terminal Tuesday night, hours after a bloody foot was delivered to the Conservative party’s Ottawa headquarters just blocks from Parliament Hill.
Ottawa police were still trying to understand what they were dealing with even as detectives in Montreal combed through a crime scene where a torso was found in a suitcase in that city’s Snowdon district.
Police discovered the second package, sent from the same place as the package sent to Tory headquarters, Tuesday evening. Officers carried it from the huge Riverside Drive terminal in a brown paper bag, which they X-rayed before they opened it to find the hand.