Police investigate body-part mailings

Ottawa police are investigating two packages found to contain human body parts.

A coroner determined Tuesday that a package mailed to the Conservative Party of Canada’s headquarters in downtown Ottawa contained a human foot.

Police responded to a call at 11:20 a.m. about a suspicious package at the 130 Albert St. address.

Officers noted what looked like blood spots on the package. The hazardous materials unit and emergency operations section inspected the package and determined it possibly contained a human foot. That was later confirmed by the coroner.

Police confirmed Tuesday evening that the more recent package containing another human body part had been found in the Ottawa area.

Ottawa police’s major crime unit is continuing to investigate.