Body That Was Found In A Toronto Dumpster Was A Little Girl Aged 7 Or Under, Police Say

They believe the girl may have died in the summer or fall of 2021.

Ontario Editor
Toronto police car.

Toronto police car.

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Toronto Police confirmed on Thursday that a body that was discovered in a dumpster on May 2 has been identified as a girl aged 7 or under.

On Monday, police responded to a call in the area of Castle Frank Road and Dale Avenue, where the remains were found.

According to a press release, after a post-mortem examination, it was revealed that the remains are that of a young girl, possibly between the age of 4 and 7.

Police have described the child as Black, of African or mixed African descent, and say she is 3 feet, 6 inches tall with black curly hair and a thin build. Her hair was sectioned into four ponytails and she has all of her teeth.

Photos of two blankets that were found with the remains have been posted by police. Anyone who recognizes these pieces of fabric or the description of the girl is asked to contact officers immediately.

The cause of death has not been determined, but officers believe that the remains were left in the area between Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 12 p.m. and Monday, May 2, at 4:45 p.m.

However, police believe that the girl may have died around the summer or fall of 2021, or earlier.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-5300.

In an earlier press release, officers said that the remains were found in a dumpster at a construction site. Police told CityNews that a worker who arrived at the site was the one who made the discovery.

Neighbours say that the location was a home that had been undergoing renovations, according to the outlet.

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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