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CHATTER: Human bones found during Brunswick re-build (Mar. 2020)

March 24th, 2020 · No Comments

In late January police were called to a house located at 410 Brunswick Ave., where workers had dug up human remains while doing renovation work. 

Toronto Police Constable Victor Kwong said contractors discovered the bones buried in the backyard. At the time, police said, they suspected the remains had been buried there for decades. They proceeded to open an investigation to determine the circumstances of death. 

A forensic identification officer from the Toronto Police Service, as well as a forensic anthropologist from the Office of the Chief Coroner, were at the scene to investigate the nature of the find. The big question was, was this anthropological, misfortune, or criminal. Police now say that the bones are from a “human specimen” that was used to assist new doctors. 

“It was a teaching aid acquired by a doctor in the 1940s. The doctor disposed of the remains in the backyard. There was no crime committed, and this does not relate to a missing person,” said Toronto Police Constable Michelle Flannery. 

The case has been closed.

—Patrica Mamede and Tanya Ielyseieva, Gleaner News

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