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In brief: Family of 6 killed in Nigerian crash

Wed., June 6, 2012

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Stuffed animals, flowers, candles and cards left by stunned neighbors and friends lay Tuesday in front of the West Hartford home of a family of six killed in an airliner crash in Nigeria.

Sunday’s crash five miles from Lagos’ international airport killed all 153 people aboard including Maimuna Anyene of West Hartford, her husband, Onyeke, and their four children including 1-year-old twins, a 5-month-old and a 3-year-old. An untold number of people on the ground also died.

Several news reports said the Anyenes were returning from a wedding when the plane crashed.

Hand, foot delivered to Canadian schools

MONTREAL – Packages containing a human foot and hand were discovered at two schools in Vancouver on Tuesday, in what could be the latest gruesome twist in the case of a Canadian porn actor suspected of dismembering and eating his former lover.

Police said they could not immediately confirm if the body parts in question were the missing extremities of Chinese student Jun Lin, whose hand and foot were discovered last week when they were mailed to Canada’s top political parties.

The suspect, Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was caught Monday at a cafe in Berlin, after evading police for days while he partied in Paris. He told German authorities he would not fight extradition to Canada.

Vancouver Deputy Police Chief Warren Lemcke said a package containing what appeared to be a human hand was opened by staff at False Creek Elementary School after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Another package containing what appeared to be a human foot was found by staff at St. George’s private school for boys later in the day.


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