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Female torso found near Oshawa Harbour

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By Joel Wittnebel/ The Oshawa Express

The Durham Regional Police Homicide Unit are investigating after a grizzly discovery at the Oshawa Harbour on Sept. 11.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, a fisherman spotted a body part floating in the water and immediately called police. Upon arrival, the DRPS secured the scene and confirmed that a female torso was recovered.

On Tuesday morning, police were still on scene with portions of the Lakeview Park beach parking lot and the sand secured off with caution tape. Portions of Simcoe Street South and access to the pier were also blocked by police cruisers and tape.

Members of the Public Safety Unit and the DRPS Marine Unit were also on scene Tuesday morning assisting the homicide unit with canvassing the area and searching for further evidence.

A news release from the DRPS states that the Coroner’s office was called in and that a preliminary investigation on the scene identified signs of trauma on the torso. A post mortem examination at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto was scheduled for Sept. 12, but the results of that analysis were not available as of The Oshawa Express press deadline.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contacted Det. Short (ext. 5407) of the homicide unit at 1-888-579-1520. Anonymous tips can also be made to the Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.