Second body found in Ontario wash after storm swept away about 10 people last week
The man is part of the recovery efforts that the city is undertaking, said councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam.
TORONTO – A day after heavy rain swept through Toronto last week, a man’s torso was found floating in a Toronto Bay park, police said.
The body, which will be sent to the medical examiner for an autopsy Saturday, was found at Bayview Park on Sunday morning. Police said the man could have been there for eight to 10 days.
The man found Monday died in hospital, but his body was not recovered until the next morning without any foul play suspected, police said.
Police are using forensic investigators on the case, working with the Medical Examiner’s Office to investigate.
A woman, who has not been named, told police she was walking her dog on the day of the storm when she saw water rising and she jumped off her porch and ran for help. She told police she had no idea how to get in touch with her family.
Police were notified when the body of a woman was found floating off the Port Lands on July 13. The body was the first to be recovered in what police described as a “complex investigation.”
“We have no motive or reason to believe the two victims were not murdered,” Det. Sgt. Jim Gotell said in a news release.
The same day, police said they had recovered the body of a woman found dead in a home on Queen St. W.
In an earlier news release, police said there wasn’t enough evidence to pursue charges against the two, so they have handed the case over to the medical examiner’s office to determine whether any foul play is involved in the cases.
Last week’s storms left behind a path of destruction and flooding, which forced thousands of people to flee their properties in a city already reeling from the aftershocks that followed the July tornado that killed one person and