A female torso pulled from Lake Ontario in September belongs to a young Oshawa woman.
Durham police say DNA tests have confirmed the torso to be that of Rori Hache, 18. She had been reported missing by her family, who last saw her on August 29. On September 11, a fisherman found a piece of the woman’s body off the pier in Oshawa.
Her death marks the eighth homicide in Durham Region in 2017.
Investigators are hoping to speak with anyone who had contact with Hache prior to September 11.
The Durham Police Homicide Unit is investigating after a woman’s torso was found off the Oshawa Pier.
Durham police had cruisers blocking a small section of Simcoe Street South Tuesday morning after a fisherman made the gruesome discovery around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Constable George Tudos says officers are combing a large swath of the park for evidence and possibly other body parts.
“Our homicide unit was contacted,” said Tudos. “I know at this point the coroner has attended and the body part was taken to Toronto. I know that a post-mortem will be conducted at some point today.”
He says they hope the autopsy will identify the victim and the cause of death. In the meantime, police are conducting a grid search.
“We’re utilizing our public safety unit as well as our marine unit and other resources available to try to look for further evidence and anything that may help our homicide investigators,” said Tudos.
He adds they’re also appealing to witnesses.
“If they saw anything suspicious or if anyone finds anything along the shore front or along the water, leave what they find in the water,” said Tudos. “Contact our investigators and we can come and investigate.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-579-1520 ext. 5405, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).