Human remains found in park

Body in South Humber Park could have been there since summer police say

Human remains were discovered earlier this afternoon in South Etobicoke.

According to Sergeant Gary Burke of 22 Division, there is no determination as yet regarding an identity or gender of the remains.

“The coroner is en route and it’s going to be up to him to decide that,” said Burke. “(The remains) have been there for some time, I’d say probably mid-summer to late summer, and we’re unable to determine gender.”

Burke said a parks employee stumbled upon the remains in South Humber Park in the southeast corner of the park, on a spit of land that juts out into the river.

The area where the body was found is rather remote and not easily accessible by trails, which Burke says played a factor in why the remains went undetected until now.

“That’s probably why (the person) was missing for so long,” he said.

For now, Burke said police aren’t ruling out foul play, but he added that there was no immediate evidence of foul play.

“We’re treating it as suspicious until the coroner and other experts tell us otherwise,” he said. “But there isn’t anything overtly suspicious.”

Burke said any updates will likely not be available until later this evening.

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By: Shawn Star
Posted: Mar 3 2011 5:41 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto