A suitcase containing a human torso was found in Lake Ontario by boaters, Toronto police say.
Two boaters found the suitcase floating about 2½ kilometres from shore. They towed it to shore at Bluffer's Park, in the city's east end. Police examined the contents and confirmed they were human remains.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Wednesday. Police said it's too early to determine whether the torso is a male or female.
Police said it's too early to say whether Wednesday's discovery is related to the killing of Guang Hua Liu, whose body parts were discovered in east-end Toronto and Mississauga, Ont., in August. Liu's torso was not recovered by police.
Her former boyfriend Chun Qi Jiang has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Peel Regional Police are heading the investigation into Liu's killing and confirmed they are working with Toronto police to see if there is any connection between the Liu case and Wednesday's discovery of body parts.
Two other cases involving dismembered victims have made headlines in Canada this year.
In May, parts of a victim's body turned up in Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal. Police would soon identify the victim as Jun Lin, an international student who had been studying at Montreal’s Concordia University.
His alleged killer, Luka Rocco Magnotta, was arrested in a Berlin café and subsequently extradited to Canada to face charges of first-degree murder, indignity to a human body and other criminal counts.Last week, a woman's torso was spotted floating in the Niagara River. Police are still trying to identify the victim in that case.