Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Autopsy Underway on Severed Human Remains Found Behind Toronto Butcher Shop

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Autopsy Underway on Severed Human Remains Found Behind Toronto Butcher Shop

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Autopsy underway on human remains found in Toronto

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TORONTO - The coroner's office has confirmed that the severed remains found behind a butcher shop in Toronto are human.

Spokeswoman Cheryl Mahyr says an autopsy of the remains is underway and authorities hope it could shed some light on what might have happened to the victim.

Mahyr says the autopsy could also yield clues to the person's identity, as well as information on what tool might have been used to dismember them.

The remains, which police said were believed to be part of a human torso, were found in a garbage bag behind the store when an employee was taking out the trash on Tuesday morning.

Police say they believe the remains were not outside the butcher shop for very long, and are asking the public to be on the lookout for suspicious packages that may contain other body parts. …

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