Police are investigating after two parcels were mailed to Vancouver schools containing human remains.
One package opened by a staff member at False Creek Elementary School Tuesday afternoon contained a right human hand, Vancouver Police said.
Another containing a right human foot was found by staff members at St. George’s School later that afternoon.
Vancouver Police and the B.C. Coroners Service have been called in to investigate the macabre discovery.
The remains will be examined by the coroner and there is no indication yet of an identity, the VPD said.
The schools are currently cordoned off as a forensic examination continues at each site.
Police said there is no indication that any students and staff have been targeted at either school.
Montreal Police will also investigate any possible link between the mailed body parts and the dismemberment murder there in which parts of the victim’s body were mailed to Conservative and Liberal party offices in Ottawa.
German police arrested suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta in connection with that case Monday.
One hand, a foot and the head of the Montreal victim remain unaccounted for.
Updated: Montreal Police took over the investigation late Tuesday, citing similar packaging and addresses to the Magnotta case.