Female Torso Found In Niagara River by Rainbow Bridge

August 31, 2012 Updated Aug 31, 2012 at 11:01 AM EDT

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Female Torso Found In Niagara River by Rainbow Bridge

August 31, 2012 Updated Aug 31, 2012 at 11:01 AM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW/Release) - On Wednesday, August 29th at approximately 2:00 P.M., the torso of a female was recovered from the lower Niagara River in Niagara Falls near the area of the Rainbow Bridge.

Citizens had spotted the body floating in the river and alerted authorities. The torso was absent of limbs and a head.

The Niagara Parks Police were notified and subsequently recovered the body. Detectives and forensic investigators from the Niagara Regional Police Service attended the scene along with a coroner. The body was sent to the Hamilton General Hospital for an autopsy. It has been confirmed that the female was the victim of a homicide.

Police investigators and forensic experts have been able to positively confirm that this incident is not related to the Peel Police investigation involving the murder of Guang Hua Liu of Scarborough.

Preliminary post mortem results have indicated that the victim is a middle-aged Caucasian female. The victim has a pierced navel. There is also indication that the victim has had at least one caesarean section and a tubal ligation procedure.

Watch Eyewitness News for more on this story as it develops.

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