ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Police in Ontario and New York state are renewing a plea for the public's assistance after a woman's torso was found floating in the Niagara River last week.
Speaking at Niagara Regional Police headquarters in St. Catharines, Ont., Insp. Jim McCaffery says police have reviewed 50 missing person cases and the vast majority do not match the description of the dismembered victim.
The New York State police have also made efforts to do the same.
Post-mortem results indicate the torso belongs to a Caucasian woman between 31 and 55 years old. The woman had a pierced navel and two caesarean section scars.
Police say the torso had been in the water for four to 10 days before it was found by a passerby last Wednesday.
Investigators say this case is not connected to the slaying of a Toronto woman whose dismembered remains turned up last month in Mississauga and Toronto.