Gee, this is depressing:
Say Mississauga dismemberment case, can we turn off the dark?
Police optimistic more evidence will emerge as search continues near Mississauga parkMISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Peel police are still looking for answers, and potentially more body parts, in a gruesome case that has captured national attention.
This after a foot was found in the Credit River in Mississauga several days ago, followed by a woman’s head and two hands.
The search resumed Saturday morning, after being ended for the day on Friday around 8 p.m.
More than fifty police officers and search workers, including divers and cadaver dogs, will participate.
The body parts have been discovered along the Credit River, which flows through Hewick Meadows Park in the Eglinton Avenue West and Mississauga Road area.
The foot was first located Wednesday by a group of hikers.
The hikers found the foot in shallow water, near the river bank, late Wednesday morning. The right foot had been severed at the ankle and had yellow nail polish on its toenails.
The head, meanwhile, was located by a police marine unit on Thursday during a massive search effort that involved cadaver dogs, divers and dozens of Peel Regional Police officers.
Peel Police Sergeant Pete Brandwood said they can’t confirm that the left and right hand, located on Friday, belong to the same person as the head and foot. He did add that it seems safe to assume so.
“They are most likely associated to the foot and the head that was found yesterday,” Sgt. Brandwood said”
During a press conference Friday, police also confirmed that there is no evidence or reason to believe there is any connection between this case and Luka Magnotta.
Police said they don’t know if the body parts were placed there or washed from somewhere else in the river. As such, they will be looking upstream and to the north to cover all their bases.
“We have to take into account the amount of rain, the flow of the river, etc. We don’t know if these items were placed there or if they were washed away from an initial dumping site so all that is going to have to be taken into consideration,” Peel police acting Insp. Randy Cowan said.
Police suspect the foot had been in the water for at least a couple of weeks.
Officers are also canvassing homes in the area to see if anyone saw anything suspicious in the past few days.
“We’re urging any of the citizens that live in the area or anyone in these park areas, if they come across anything that looks suspicious or that looks like it shouldn’t be there, to contact our investigators rather than handling it themselves,” Tudos said.
The Credit River flows from above the Niagara Escarpment to Lake Ontario.