Cause of death unknown after human torso found near Oshawa Harbour

Durham Regional Police are reaching out to neighbouring police services in an attempt to identify the victim after a female torso was located at the Oshawa Harbour earlier this week.

In a release Wednesday (Sept. 13), police say the results of the post-mortem exam were inconclusive with respect to the cause of death.

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“The death is suspicious and there is evidence of trauma to the victim,” reads the release, in part.

“Further testing will be conducted by the Centre of Forensic Sciences in an effort to identify the victim and obtain a DNA profile.”

Homicide investigators are contacting neighbouring police services to look into any outstanding missing person files that may assist them with the identification of the victim.

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