Who Cut It?

The Case of the Severed Feet

How’s this for a day at the beach: You’re strolling along the sand, soaking up the sea air, when all of a sudden you come across a severed foot inside a sneaker. In the new issue of Outside, the writer Christopher Solomon goes to the Strait of Georgia, near Vancouver, where seven appendage-filled sneakers have washed up on the shores. Who’s the culprit? Some think it’s a serial killer; some a wayward mortician dumping bodies in the ocean; one forensic entomologist suggests it’s nothing more than random chance. The story may be our first foot-related noir—don’t miss the appearance of knife-wielding “Mountain Mike.”