Toronto police said employees at Charlie’s Meat and Seafood found the remains at around 11:30am on April 19th. The remains were found inside a rubber garbage bin behind the shop.
The partial torso found was not in an advanced state of decomposition, leaving the coroner to believe it had only been there for a few hours. Police said the remains are of a light skinned woman.
An autopsy is underway, authorities hope it help solve the mystery of what might have happened to the victim.
Police have released the identity of the woman whose partial torso was found behind a Toronto butcher shop. The woman, Melissa Cooper 30 of Toronto was reported missing several weeks before her body was found.
Albert Ian Ohab 38, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with one count of indignity to a dead body.
August 19th 2016:
Police have charged Albert Ian Ohab with second degree murder in the death on Melissa Cooper.