Vancouver's Coast Guard Found A Bin Floating In The Water With Human Remains Inside

Police are investigating it as a homicide.
Vancouver Recycling Bin Found Floating In The Water Had Human Remains Inside

After multiple 911 calls from people on the water, Constable Tania Visintin from the VPD said that the Canadian Coast Guard recovered a big blue Vancouver recycling bin from the waters near Kitsilano on Sunday, October 18.

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The VPD and BC Coroners service determined that there were human remains inside.

Now, they're asking the public for help. 

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[...] if they notice their bin is missing, that's just clue #1

Constable Tania Visintin

The bin is large, blue, and it has wheels — it's just the kind that you'd find shared by an entire apartment building.

Locals and property managers who have noticed a bin that's gone missing recently are asked to contact the VPD Major Crimes unit.

"Investigators have determined that it is a homicide," said Visintin, and they're still in the early stages.

They said that they were still looking into details about the remains regarding identifying factors like age, gender, or a potential cause of death.

This is the 15th homicide in the city in 2020.

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