Severed head, foot discovered near Credit River west of Toronto

Jesse Michaels
·Senior News Editor

A day after a severed foot was found in a Mississauga, Ontario park, police have now confirmed the grizzly discovery of a human head in the Credit River, about 1 km from the initial discovery at Hewick Meadows Park.

Investigators found the head late Thursday morning, said Acting Peel Regional Police Insp. Randy Cowan at a news conference.

"We're definitely leaning towards that, that this is foul play," said Cowan.

"There's definitely something amiss."

A group of people were hiking in the park near Eglinton Avenue West and Mississauga Road Wednesday and discovered what appeared to be a foot in the shallows of the Credit River that runs through the park, said Cowan.

A coroner later confirmed it is a human foot that had been severed from the ankle down.

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(With files from CBC)