By Charlotte Prong Parkhill, Kitchener Post staff
A bone found in a Kitchener neighbourhood on Jan. 11 is unlikely to be related to the female torso that was discovered on Saturday, according to Waterloo Regional Police.
Police confirmed that the dismembered body of a female was found in a garbage bin on Frederick Street on Saturday.
No identification has been made, and those remains have been taken to Hamilton for a forensic autopsy.
The torso, found at the rear of an apartment building at 250 Frederick St., was clothed in a black t-shirt with the words “Forget Princess I want to be a Vampire” on the front.
Of the earlier discovery, Insp. Kevin Thaler would only say that a citizen found “something unique” in the neighbourhood.
Because of where it was found, police are not entirely ruling out a connection, but Thaler said it’s unlikely.
“I can confirm that there has been something found. Whether it’s related has not been confirmed and right now we’re not leaning toward that fact – it may be the strangest of coincidences,” he said.
Thaler was uncertain whether the bone has been sent for forensic testing.
“At this point, I’m not privy to information of where that bone is precisely.”
Local police are working with other law enforcement agencies on the homicide investigation, including combing through lists of missing people.
“We haven’t identified who this is yet, so we’re appealing to the public for any sort of tips, and also cautioning the public if they find anything suspicious on or near their property to give us a call, anything they think might be related to this case,” Thaler said.
“It is a somewhat grisly find, and so there is the potential that other parts could be found.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide branch at 519-650-8500 ext. 8666 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.