A day after a severed head was found in Hewitt Meadows Park in Mississauga, police have found two human hands
Peel Regional Police are reporting that they have found two human hands, a left and a right, in the same place where a human head was found on Thursday, and a human foot on Wednesday.
In speaking with AFP, a police spokesman shared, "we believe they all belong to the same person," adding that the remains appear to be several weeks old.
In a statement to the press on Friday, Sgt. Pete Brandwood said one hand was found near the same location as the foot, and the other was found further downstream.
UPDATE: Peel Police have confirmed via Twitter that additional body parts found around the same time as the human hands are the remains of an animal.
"The anticipated announcement of further human body parts is unfounded. Coroner confirms animal remains," states the tweet from Peel police.
Police cannot yet say that the person was murdered, as they have not yet identified a cause of death, nor has the victim been identified. The victim is believed to be a woman, based on the presence of yellow nail polish on the toenails.
Earlier today, police said that the body parts found in the Credit River were not related to Luka Magnotta, who was arrested for the murder and dismemberment of Jun Lin in June, nor to missing Brampton teen Mila Johnson.
Police say it seems safe to assume two severed hands found in Mississauga, Ontario are from the same person as a foot and a head found earlier this week. Police say there is nothing to suggest a link to alleged killer Luka Rocco Magnotta.
With files from The Canadian Press