Float­ing torso au­topsy ‘in­con­clu­sive’

24 Hours Toronto - - News - CHRIS DOUCETTE

An au­topsy that aimed to de­ter­mine the cause of death of a woman whose torso was found float­ing in the Oshawa Har­bour Mon­day night has proved “in­con­clu­sive.”

Durham Re­gional Po­lice have been in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death since a fish­er­man re­ported the grisly discovery in Lake On­tario — near the bot­tom of Sim­coe St. S. — around 8:30 p.m.

“The death is sus­pi­cious and there is ev­i­dence of trauma to the vic­tim,” Const. Ge­orge Tu­dos said Wed­nes­day, adding homi­cide de­tec­tives are still try­ing to iden­tify the woman.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors had hoped an au­topsy on the re­mains would pro­vide some clues about the woman’s iden­tity and what hap­pened to her, but so far they have more ques­tions than an­swers.

“Re­sults of the post mortem were in­con­clu­sive as far as the cause of death,” Tu­dos said. “Fur­ther test­ing will be con­ducted by the Cen­tre of Foren­sic Sciences in an ef­fort to iden­tify the vic­tim and ob­tain a DNA pro­file.”

CHRIS DOUCETTE/POST­MEDIA NET­WORK FILES

Durham Re­gional Po­lice scour a beach on the wa­ter­front Tues­day af­ter a woman’s par­tial re­mains were found.

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