Worker reports finding human hand on conveyer belt in garbage depot
London Community News
By Graham Slaughter
An employee at a garbage transfer station in North York discovered what they said was a human hand on a conveyer belt Friday morning, police say.
Police learned of the grisly discovery, which was made at the Dufferin Transfer Station, at 11:18 a.m.
“All we can say at this time is an employee found some organic material,” Staff Sgt. Frank Partridge said.
The worker told police that they recognized the material on the conveyer belt as a human hand, but police have yet to confirm the discovery, Partridge said.
Partridge said workers stayed inside the garbage station during the police investigation.
“I don’t think it was evacuated, they would probably be standing by,” Partridge said.
A forensic anthropologist and coroner have been called in to assess the discovery.
Since the material hasn’t been confirmed as human, police haven’t made links to any recent criminal activity.
- Torstar News Service