Vancouver Police are confirming that authorities in Montreal will be taking over the investigation into the discovery of human remains contained in packages mailed to two separate Vancouver schools yesterday.

The decision to turn the investigation over to the Montreal Police Homicide Unit came late Tuesday after Vancouver Police Homicide investigators noted that the packaging and addresses on the boxes sent to Vancouver was similar to that of the packages discovered earlier this week in eastern Canada. The disturbing contents, a right hand and right foot from an as yet unidentified victim, will be sent to Montreal today for further forensic examination.

Staff at False Creek Elementary School and St. George’s School made the disturbing discoveries between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. on the afternoon of June 5th. No evidence has been uncovered to this point to clarify why these two schools were sent the packages.