‘Bad idea’ arrives in the mail

Abbotsford Police were called after a package dripping with blood arrived at a local residence.

The package that came in the mail was foul-smelling and dripping blood.

In the climate of the high-profile Luka Magnotta case, in which body parts were sent by mail in the spring, the recipient left the parcel, which was addressed to a family member, unopened, and called police.

Abbotsford Police spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald said they were able to locate the sender – a senior family member from Newfoundland. He had parcelled up some frozen moose meat, mackerel and scallops, and before mailing, wrote on the brown paper: “Keep frozen.” Into the mail it went.

“You can file that under ‘bad idea,’ “ MacDonald noted.