UPDATE 1: Homicide detectives continue their attempts to identify the victim after a female torso was located at the Oshawa Harbour.
Results of the post mortem were inconclusive as far as the cause of death. The death is suspicious and there is evidence of trauma to the victim.
Further testing will be conducted by the Centre of Forensic Sciences in an effort to identify the victim and obtain a DNA profile.
DRPS Homicide Investigators are reaching out to neighbouring police services to look into any outstanding missing person files that may assist them with the identification of the victim.
Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Short (ext. 5407) or Det. Dorego (ext. 5319) of the DRPS Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.
On Monday, September 11, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m. members of Central East Division responded to Simcoe Street South and Harbour Road in Oshawa after a fisherman found a torso in the water. Officers arrived and secured the scene, confirming that a female torso was recovered.
The Coroner’s office was called and a preliminary examination at the scene identified signs of trauma. A post mortem examination is scheduled for today at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto to determine the cause of death.
This morning the Public Safety Unit and the DRPS Marine Unit will be assisting the Homicide Unit in canvassing the area by conducting a grid search looking for further evidence.
Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Short (ext. 5407) of the DRPS Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.
Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.