TORONTO — The "lower half" of a newborn was found in a Toronto park Monday morning, police say.
Det. Nick Nei said the remains found at Heathrow Park in the city’s North York region are that of a baby less than a month old, and were discovered by city workers in water in a storm drain just after 9 a.m.
Ontario's coroner had completed an on-scene investigation by late Monday afternoon.
"What I'm hearing is that it is half of a child ... the lower half," said Const. Victor Kwong, adding that homicide investigators are monitoring the situation closely.
Nei told media gathered at the scene that investigators have little to go on so far and will be looking to the public for help.
"Look around to your friends and neighbours, people you may know, people you may have come across (who) may have been pregnant or had a child and you don't see that child or you haven't seen that child yet," Nei said, adding that the dead baby's mother may "need some help."
He urged anyone with information to contact police. Nei could not confirm the gender, ethnicity, or exact age of the child, explaining there was dirt and debris covering the dead infant.