Guang Hua Liu identified by police as victim in Toronto-area body parts investigation

Jesse Michaels
Daily Brew

Guang Hua Liu has been identified by Peel Regional Police as the victim in a gruesome crime that saw severed body parts discovered throughout the Greater Toronto Area during the past few days. She had been missing since August 11th.

Police executed search warrants overnight at a Scarborough, Ontario motel in connection with the  investigation. Peel Regional Police Const. Fiona Thivierge told CBC News that the investigation is moving forward in both cities.

"There have been search warrants issued and executed in different parts of both regions," Thivierge said.

On Monday, police said they believe the body parts found in Mississauga's Hewick Meadows Park last week are likely related to other remains found in east Toronto over the weekend.

"We have a female victim who unfortunately we've been able to find portions of her body in two jurisdictions," Peel Regional Police Sgt. Pete Brandwood told reporters on Monday.

In Mississauga, which is part of Peel Region, police have recovered a right foot, a severed head and two hands during a multi-day search in Hewick Meadows Park.

Meanwhile, Toronto police have recovered an arm and two calves after they were alerted to the discovery of remains in West Highland Creek on back-to-back days on the weekend.

Brandwood said there are "obvious similarities between the discovery of those body parts in Toronto and the recent discovery of our body parts here in Peel."

(With files from CBC)