Canada police identify torso found in Niagara Falls
TORONTO (AFP) - The human torso found at the foot of the Niagara Falls in August belonged to an American woman who lived near the Rainbow Bridge linking the United States (US) and Canada, police said on Friday.
The headless torso was found on Aug 29. Passersby had spotted the torso floating on the lower Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge. The limbs and head had been severed.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests helped police identify the victim as 30-year-old Loretta Jo Gates. Police said they were investigating the crime as a homicide.
She had disappeared on Aug 25 from the US city of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Regional Police Service said. US and Canadian police are investigating the crime jointly.