Skip to main content
Access every election story that matters
Enjoy unlimited digital access
$1.99
per week for 24 weeks
Access every election story that matters
Enjoy unlimited digital access
$1.99
per week
for 24 weeks
// //

Montreal police said on Wednesday that a foot found on the street by a passerby is a fake.

The false limb was spotted about 7:40 a.m. next to a sidewalk in the city's west end.

The discovery was first reported by police to be a human foot. But they later said it was rubber.

Story continues below advertisement

The discovery comes one day after human remains were mailed to two Vancouver schools.

Vancouver and Montreal police are working to determine if the human remains are linked to the Luka Magnotta case, which began with the grisly discovery of a human foot and hand mailed to the Ottawa offices of the Conservative and Liberal parties last week. Those body parts were identified as belonging to 33-year-old Lin Jun, a Chinese national who was studying at Concordia University.

Mr. Magnotta is not fighting his extradition and could be aboard a government-funded private jet to Canada within a month, German officials said as the 29-year-old Montrealer accused of a grisly dismemberment-killing waited in a Berlin prison cell.

With files from The Canadian Press

Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons or for abuse. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies