The scene of a crime scene where a severed head was found Thursday, near where a human foot was located Wednesday in the Credit River in Mississauga, ON, just west of Toronto.
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While officers continued their search Sunday, there have been no new finds since a head, two hands and a foot were discovered in Hewick Meadows Park -- at Mississauga Rd. and Eglinton Ave., just west of Toronto -- between last Wednesday and Friday, Tudos said.
Marine, public safety unit and foot patrol officers expanded their hunt to a four-kilometre stretch and will return to an area east of Mississauga Rd. at 9 a.m. Monday, he said.
"They're working long hours and it's rough going," Tudos said, adding police are awaiting conclusions from forensic scientists about whether the remains are from the same person.
Meanwhile, since they were the third human remains found in Hewick Meadows in eight years, some residents are worried, local realtor Lynda Cowan said while walking hear dog.
Cowan, who has lived near the park more than eight years, said she told several worried people that the neighbourhood is safe.
"There was a suicide just north of here,"she said, pointing to a nearby bridge.
And in 2004, nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang's body was found on the south side of the park several months after she was abducted from her north Toronto home. Killer Min Chen, a college exchange student from China, was later convicted of the slaying.
"I"don't think it's a crazy person running around the neighbourhood,"Cowan said of the latest body-dumping.
And in Toronto, Const."Wendy Drummond said officers who continued searching near Kennedy Rd. and Cardwell Ave. also found no remains.
Around 1 p.m. Saturday, Scarborough resident Cameron Janes reported finding a decomposing, dark-brown bone while looking for golf balls along a creek near the Tam O'Shanter course.
Drummond said a coroner had not confirmed whether it was human, "which has left us in a bit of a holding pattern."
Officers are not expecting to resume their search.
Investigators in Toronto and Peel "are communicating" in case a connection is made, Tudos said.