Police identify girl found in Toronto dumpster

More than a year after a young girl’s body was found in a trash can in Toronto, her name is finally known.

The girl has been identified as 4-year-old Nevea Tucker. Police said they had also identified her next of kin.

The developments in the case were announced at a press conference Thursday afternoon. Hank Idsinga of the Police Homicide Division provided an update on the investigation.

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, police tape surrounded a Toronto residence where the wrapped body of a young girl was found in a trash can at a construction site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn Frank Gunn

On the afternoon of May 2, 2022, police mobilized in the area of ​​Castle Frank Road and Dale Avenue and found a human remains in a construction bin outside an abandoned house.

An autopsy revealed that the body belonged to a black girl of African descent or mixed African descent. She is 3 feet 6 inches tall and thin, and has her curly black hair parted into her four short ponytails, two of which she braids and secures with black and blue elastic bands. rice field.

The girl had all her teeth. Her body was wrapped in a crocheted blanket inside a plastic bag, then wrapped in a colored blanket.

The Castle Frank Road and Dale Avenue neighborhoods can be seen above. (John Musselman/CTV News Toronto)

Police believe the body was left in the trash between 12:00 pm on April 28, 2022 and 4:45 pm on May 2, 2022.

They noted that she may have died in the summer of 2021, or possibly sooner. Her cause of death has not been disclosed.

Police also said it was unlikely that the girl had been reported missing.

To identify her, police released a synthetic sketch of the girl. Her DNA was also analyzed to see if she matched any of the missing children reported across Canada.

This is breaking news. More details will be announced in the future.

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