Canada continued its lead in the severed body part contest this week, as a human hand turned up in the city of Windsor.
The conductor made the gruesome find Tuesday afternoon in the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Windsor yard near some tracks...
Police said it looked like it could be a woman’s hand, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
Well, we say "human hand", but other pieces might appear:
Canine units and officers on foot were there into the evening scouring the property inch by inch looking for any clue to what happened — and for other body parts.
There's some grim urban/industrial atmosphere:
Police on the scene said the hunt was a difficult one because the search area, wedged between Crawford and Janette avenues, was so vast. It’s also full of ditches, overgrown weeds, bushes and some areas so wet and muddy that even four-by-four vehicles were useless.
Plus some urban Gothic, with an emphasis on one particularly disturbing American city:
But the possibilities are endless. The rail line connects to tracks in Michigan through the underground train tunnel. From there, the tracks stretch out across most of Canada and large parts of the United States.
Have we experienced this kind of body part discovery for a while, and just not been aware of it? Perhaps we're seeing more of this stuff due to awareness and better technologies.