Toronto police have identified a woman who was found dead this week in a black garbage bag in Leslieville.
Police said on Wednesday that the body found Monday near Eastern and Berkshire Avenues belonged to Tien Ly, 46, of Toronto. The body was left near a sidewalk on the south side of Eastern Avenue, west of Leslie Street.
The person who discovered the bag called 911 about 1:30 p.m. Police believe someone used a folding shopping cart to move the body, which they say showed clear signs of trauma and mutilation. The case is considered murder.
Police also said they are unable to locate Ly’s son, Dallas Ly, 20, and are concerned for his well-being. They said he’s not a suspect.
According to police, he lived with his mother in an apartment building near Carlaw Avenue and Dundas Avenue East, according to Const. Alex Li, Toronto Police Department spokesman.
“Agents are concerned about what they found in the residence,” Li said.
Li said he has a message for Dallas Ly: “Please contact the Toronto Police Department immediately. We would like to speak to you… It’s very unfortunate that this incident happened, but… you are an important part of this case. And we have to find you.”
On Tuesday, police released images of Tien Ly’s fingernails and toenails, which were painted with a unique pattern, and images of the red Armani Exchange long-sleeved shirt she was wearing.
Detectives released them in hopes that the public could help police identify her. Li said the police appreciated the support they received.
“In this case, we managed to confirm the identity,” he said.
Ly is the 17th murder victim of the year in Toronto.
On Tuesday, police also called on anyone who saw a person pushing a folding shopping cart full of black trash bags between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday to come forward. And they want anyone driving east or west on Eastern Avenue at the time and who has video footage from dash cams to contact them.