Woman's torso found in Kitchener trash bin

Credits: Waterloo Regional Police


LONDON -- Waterloo Regional Police homicide detectives say the discovery of dismembered human remains found in a Kitchener, Ont., garbage bin belongs to an unidentified woman.

Police made the grisly discovery Saturday morning after citizens found the what they suspected were human remains.

Police confirmed Sunday the remains were a human torso.

“At this point we have 28 officers assigned to the case,” said Waterloo regional police Insp. Kevin Thaler.

“We take these very seriously. Every available lead will be followed up shortly.”

Investigators haven't identified the victim but have determined the torso belongs to a Caucasian female, though the age remains unknown.

“Our background checks will be on missing persons, of course. That's a big part of the investigation right now, trying to identify who this lady is,” Thaler said.

Thaler wouldn't say whether a weapon was found at the scene, saying only that the body was wearing a black, short sleeved T-shirt with the words "Forget Princess I want to be a Vampire" on the front.

The body was taken to a Hamilton hospital for an autopsy.

Police remained on the scene Sunday and were canvassing the area to interview neighbours.

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