By Aaron Wherry - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 0 Comments
An individual suspected to be involved with the discovery of body parts in Ottawa and Montreal has been identified. Video of the killing may exist and the second package, the one that contained a human hand, is now said to have been bound for the Liberal party headquarters.
Before Question Period this afternoon, the NDP MP Randall Garrison delivered a statement offering the NDP’s thoughts for the Conservative staff impacted by yesterday’s discovery.
Mr. Speaker, Canadians were horrified to hear of the senseless and cowardly mailing of human remains to Conservative Party headquarters and the interception of a second package at Canada Post’s Ottawa sorting centre. Our sympathies go out to the staff at the Conservative offices who opened the package. Our thoughts are also with Canada Post employees who had to deal with the second package containing human remains. They were all victims of an outrageous and reprehensible act. We encourage anyone with information on this crime to contact police immediately. On behalf of New Democrats, and I think all members of this House across all party lines, we stand in solidarity with postal workers and especially the Conservative Party staff. We condemn these acts and stand united together against these crimes.
By Aaron Wherry - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM - 0 Comments
Police have confirmed that the foot and hand were mailed from Montreal. The Gazette reports that police believe the body parts in Ottawa are linked to a torso in Montreal. The Citizen reports an arrest could be made in a matter of hours.
Conservative staff are understandably traumatized.
By Gabriela Perdomo - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM - 0 Comments
First it was thought a human heart lay inside a suspicious package delivered today…
First it was thought a human heart lay inside a suspicious package delivered today at the Conservative Party’s headquarters in Ottawa. Now CBC news is saying the package rather contains a human foot.
From the CBC:
Hazardous materials handlers were called to the 12th floor of 130 Albert St. after the package was found and police blocked off much of the road on Tuesday. Ottawa police Staff Sgt. Bruce Pirt said major crimes investigators have taken over the HAZMAT call because if it is a human foot, “There’s a body without one.” Police said it appeared to a be a human foot in an X-ray but official confirmation will have to wait until the coroner has investigated.
According to a Twitter post by Ottawa Citizen crime reporter Megan Hurley, “Call at CP headquarters intially came in as what appeared to be a human heart. Police determined it appears to be a foot.”