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Body parts in the post: Human foot mailed to Canada Conservative party HQ

Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press via AP

A police officer removes a package from the Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, on Tuesday.

A human hand was found at a mail sorting depot in Canada's capital on Tuesday night, just hours after a foot was delivered to the country’s Conservative party headquarters, according to reports.

The discovery came on the same day a janitor in Montreal found a rotting human torso in a suitcase, although police said it was too early to connect the cases.


“It’s just awful,” Conservative MP Brad Trost told the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, adding: “I don’t think any of us are thinking this necessarily has anything to do with politics.”

A party worker opened a blood-stained box containing the foot at the office in Ottawa's Albert St. – near Parliament Hill - before calling police, the newspaper reported.

The Citizen said police later found a human hand at the Ottawa Postal Terminal, which handles all of the city’s mail. It said the package was not destined for the Conservative Party of Canada but police wouldn’t say where it was to be sent.

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Police Sgt. Steve Hodgson said the package containing the foot was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada and not to a specific person, according to the National Post.

The torso discovery in Montreal was made at 10.15 a.m. ET by a janitor who was investigating complaints about a terrible odor coming from behind a building on the city’s Snowdon Street, according to CTV.  It is not known how long the body part had been there.

“I noticed flies and when I looked closer I saw maggots,” janitor Mike Nadeau told the Ottawa Citizen. “I got a friend and we got some cutters because there was a little lock on the suitcase. What I saw when we opened it is hard to describe. There was no head and (the torso) was all grey.”

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