Horrific: Police say Guang Hua Liu was murdered and hacked into several pieces. Seven of her body parts have been found, but others remain found
Gruesome Discovery: Hikers enjoying a walk at the Hewick Meadows Park, in west Toronto, Wednesday spotted a severed foot floating in the water. Police found a woman's severed head nearby
Looking for clues: Marine units, divers and dogs are combing the area looking for more body parts
Investigation ongoing: Police have not said if the foot and head are from the same person
| Woman's severed body found all over Toronto |
TORONTO - Police on Tuesday identified the victim whose body parts were found scattered around Toronto as a single mother of three who owned a now-defunct spa.
The head, foot and hands of 41-year-old Guang Hua Liu were discovered in a river west of Toronto last week. Over the weekend, her two calves, a thigh and an arm were found in an east end Toronto creek.
Peel Region Inspector George Koekkoek said that all the body parts have been forensically linked to Liu, a Canadian citizen of Chinese descent. She was last seen alive Aug. 10 when she was dropped off at work by friends.
The discoveries received extra attention following the case of porn actor Luka Magnotta, who is accused of dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal and mailing his body parts to political parties and a school. Police previously ruled out any connection.
Police still do not know how Liu died. Koekkoek said that it's too early to talk about a suspect, but said that they don't believe there are other victims.
Investigators have executed several search warrants, but those searches did not turn up any more body parts, Koekkoek said.
He said that parts of Liu's body have yet to be recovered.