Remains found in suitcase identified as missing mother
Published Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:32AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 6, 2012 6:09PM EDT
A human torso found in a suitcase floating in Lake Ontario has been identified as belonging to Toronto woman Guang Hua Liu, police confirmed Thursday.
The Centre of Forensic Science began examining the human torso Thursday afternoon, a day after boaters made the discovery near a popular east Toronto park Wednesday.
Liu, a single mother of three children, went missing in August and some of her remains were found in Mississauga and Scarborough.
Liu’s torso had not been found until Wednesday, when police said boaters near Bluffer’s Park Yacht Club spotted the suitcase about 2.5 kilometres from shore and towed it to land.
Toronto Police Det. Les Dunkley said Wednesday that the remains in the suitcase were “badly decomposed” and the sex of the victim could not be determined.
The investigation will now be turned over to Peel Regional Police, who are handling the investigation around Liu’s death, Toronto police said in a release.
Chun Qi Jiang, Liu’s estranged boyfriend, has since been charged with second-degree murder.