The major crimes unit of the Montreal police is investigating the discovery of a torso in a pile of garbage in the Côte-des-Neiges borough, west of Décarie Boulevard.
Police said a suitcase holding the human remains was found behind an apartment building at the corner of Place Lucy and the Décarie.
The building's janitor made the grisly discovery Tuesday morning at about 10:15 a.m.
He told CBC news he first noticed the suitcase in a large garbage pile last week, but only opened it today after noticing maggots crawling around the item.
Police aren't releasing any details about the age or gender of the body, or how long it might have been there.
They say more information will be available after an autopsy is performed.