Fashion This Season in Macabre
posted by August 4 at 10:52 AMon
I: Davy Jones’s Foot Locker
As Dominic linked on the Morning News, another (possible) foot has washed up on the West Coast, this one in Clallam County, 14 miles south of Canada:
Clallam County Undersheriff Ron Peregrin said the Washington shoe is similar to three of those found in Canada: the remains appear to be from a human right foot and were inside a man’s low-cut athletic shoe, possibly used for hiking.
“But this is a considerable distance to where the others were found in Canadian waters,” he said. “And one that was found was a hoax, so we want to be certain.”
Police will begin their DNA extraction—boiling; drilling; concentrating really, really hard—which will take six to eight weeks.
Rest of the story here.
II: Head Gear
Last week’s Greyhound Gothic (in which a Canadian man stabbed his seatmate, sawed off his head, and displayed it to the rest of the horrified passengers) has been reprised on a small Greek archipelago called Santorini (population 13,000):
The trail of violence began when the man used a butcher’s knife to decapitate his girlfriend’s dog on the balcony of their home in the village of Vourvoulos, near Santorini’s main town Thira.
Next, Mr Arvanitis allegedly killed his girlfriend, a 25-year-old teacher called Adamantia Karkali, by stabbing her in the armpit.
He then cut her head off and began parading it around the streets.
During a dramatic chase, Mr Arvanitis tried and failed to behead a policeman. He was then shot five times and arrested.
He eventually threw the head into one police car, stole a police jeep, then hit two women riding on a scooter. Police shot him, then flew him to a hospital on the mainland.
The Canadian beheader worked at a fast-food restaurant. The Greek beheader is a chef.