Toronto, Ontario: On Monday, May 2, officers responded to a neighborhood where human remains were discovered inside of a construction dumpster.
According to The Globe and Mail, the residence is in one of Canada's wealthiest neighborhoods and has been vacant due to ongoing renovations.
Since police responded to the call, a preliminary post mortem examination revealed that the remains were in fact those of a girl believed to be between the age of 4 and 7 years old.
"Kid's don't just die," Inspector Hank Idsinga said during a press conference held yesterday to provide updates on the investigation.
According to the information released yesterday, the girl is believed to have been either black, of African or mixed-African descent. She was believed to have ben approximately 3'6" tall with a slim build. Her hair was divided into four short ponytails, two of which were braded.
Her cause of death is still under investigation.
At this time, investigators believe that her body, which was found wrapped in a crocheted blanket, inside of a plastic bag, wrapped in another blanket, was left sometime between Thursday April 28, at 12:00 pm and Monday, May 2 at 4:45 pm.
The forensic pathologist however, determined that the child may have died as long ago as summer or fall 2021.
Police are asking that anyone with information that may be relevant to the investigation, or that may recognize the blankets the child was found in, to contact them at (416) 808-5300 or through Crime Stoppers at (416) 222-TIPS (8477).
Additionally, they are seeking surveillance video from anyone in the area of Castle Frank Road and Dale Avenue between the afternoon of April 28 and early morning of May 2.
Investigators pledge to uncover identity of little girl found in a construction dumpster. She was wrapped in fabric seen in this photo and placed at the site on Dale Ave. between April 28 and May 2. Forensics suggests she likely died before Fall 2021. https://t.co/yTuYA0ICeU pic.twitter.com/mHW4HK2xTG— Kevin Masterman (@tpspix) May 5, 2022