A body was found inside a large wheelie bin that was floating off Kits Point in Vancouver on Sunday.
Vancouver Police Department spokesperson Const. Tania Visintin said the Canadian Coast Guard received several calls from boaters around 11 a.m. on Sunday about a large, wheeled recycling bin in the water.
The coast guard retrieved the bin and discovered remains inside that were later confirmed to be human.
Visintin said police are now asking property managers to keep an eye out for missing wheelie bins.
“We are asking property managers for multi-dwelling buildings and local residents to check their recycling and garbage rooms to see if any large, blue, wheeled recycling containers are missing,” Visintin said.
Visintin had no information about the identity of the victim and would not comment on the state of the remains – though said evidence suggested a homicide.
“I don’t have any information on age, gender, ethnicity. That is something that is still being looked at by our investigators,” she said.
“To protect the integrity of the investigation, I am limited as to what I can say about it at this point.”
Anyone who saw a blue recycling bin floating in the water over the weekend is asked to contact Vancouver police at 604-717-2500.