A woman's torso was recently discovered in Canada near Niagara Falls. After a week of determination, officials believe that the severed body part could have washed up from the U.S. -- which is a disturbing thought. Could this be the body of a missing woman from here in the U.S.A? Hopefully the FBI gets involved with this latest discovery to aid in the search for the identity of these remains.
Police confirm that this human torso is not connected to the porn actor Luke Magnotta. So this is a whole new case that could have originated from the States, most likely New York or nearby. It may also be helpful if members of missing people contact the authorities if you have suspicion. This is a truly disturbing case that appears to indicate a growing trend of dismemberment, at least the way it's being reported in the media. Another similar case in the news this year involved the horrific slaying of New Orleans dancer Jaren Lockhart. Her case is still not 100% solved, as one of the only suspects was recently released.
Dismemberments are highly intimate crimes that take a certain type of mentality to be able to commit them. The type of criminal who dismembers his or her victims is someone who may have sociopathic tendencies, someone who isn't stirred when it comes to committing murder and the act of cutting up another human person. Hopefully more details come in soon.
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