TORONTO - Police are fielding a spike in calls for possible human remains since the dismemberment murder of Guang Hua Liu.
The 41-year-old’s foot was found Aug. 15 in a Mississauga park, and more remains were found in the days that followed. Her torso, arm and thigh remain missing.
Her ex-boyfriend Chun Qi Jiang, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder.
Toronto Police initiated three lengthy false alarm investigations in the past week. Peel Regional Police (PRP) handled two false alarms for Liu’s missing torso.
A pedestrian spotted organs Friday at Ashbridges Bay and Toronto officers called forensic identification services (FIS) to examine the discovery.
Det. Andy Kitchener said FIS then called the coroner, who determined the discovery was a lung, heart and liver of a pig.
“It took up quite a bit of time,” said Kitchener, noting it’s better to be safe than sorry.
On Sunday, a man walking behind his Humberlea home that backs onto the Humber River discovered a foul-smelling construction bag.
“This one really stood out,” said Sgt. Frank Delio of 12 Division, noting the bag was placed by the riverbank, not washed-up, and was wrapped shut with palm leaves.
Delio also enlisted FIS and the coroner to determine the rotting and rank flesh within the bag belonged to a dog.
Police shut down part of the Gardiner Expressway for nearly eight hours Tuesday night when brownish flesh was spotted on the roadside. A coroner determined the remains were of a pig.
“It’s a hot topic,” Sgt. Bart Evans said. “It’s in the public’s mind.”
A decaying deer carcass floating in the Credit River last week in Mississauga was thought to be Liu’s missing torso.