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Winnipeg police are waiting for autopsy results to determine whether a woman, whose body was found in a recycling bin Friday night, was the victim of a homicide.
"We are waiting for the autopsy to determine the cause of death," police spokesman Const. Jay Murray said on Sunday.
Workers found the body at Cascades Recovery Inc., a city recycling centre at 100 Omands Creek Blvd., at about 7 p.m.
Police have said the body was taken to the recycler in the bin from somewhere else in the city.
The death has been deemed suspicious, and homicide investigators are probing the case.
"I can't begin to imagine what a mother feels when she reads something like this," Murray said. "This is somebody's daughter, somebody's loved one... I think it's absolutely appalling that this person was treated like a piece of trash."
Items found with the body, fingerprints or DNA could aid investigators in their search.
Although Murray could not give details about the condition of the body, he said it is believed she died recently.
"Somebody knows something," Murray said. "This person was put in recycling. She didn't do it herself."
"It's a moral obligation that those people come forward to police immediately, and help us bring closure," he added. "Not only to this person's family, but to anyone who knew this individual."
Investigators will need to track down where truckloads of recyclable materials delivered to the facility originated.
"It's a monumental task they have in front of them," Murray said.
Melissa Martin reports and opines for the Winnipeg Free Press.
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Updated on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 1:47 PM CDT: adds police comment on Sunday
October 1, 2018 at 10:47 AM: fixes typo