VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Police said Tuesday that packages delivered to two Vancouver schools contained a human foot and hand.
Vancouver Deputy Police Chief Warren Lemcke said he could not immediately confirm whether they were connected to the Montreal killing of a Chinese student who was dismembered.
Suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta is to be extradited from Germany in the killing of Jun Lin. The British Columbia coroner’s service and the Vancouver police’s major crime investigators were called in.
One of Lin’s hands, a foot, and his head are still missing.
Last week, body parts were mailed to the headquarters of the federal Liberal and Conservative parties.
Lemcke said Vancouver police are still investigating the latest incidents.
The first package containing what appeared to be a human hand was opened by staff at False Creek Elementary School after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Another package containing what appeared to be a human foot was found by staff at St. George’s School later.
The investigation will center on identifying the victim and determining where the packages were mailed from.
The schools were cordoned off as forensic examinations continued.
“There is no indication any student or staff has been targeted at any school,’’ Lemcke said. “The Vancouver Police Department will assist in any way we can with our victims services section.’’
Anie Lemieux of Montreal police said it was too early to say whether there was a connection with limbs known to be missing from Lin.
“We can’t tell before a verification is made,’’ Lemieux said.