Charge laid in Toronto body parts case
Aug 27, 2012 / 9:47 am
An ex-boyfriend of a woman whose body parts were found scattered in two Toronto-area parks has been charged in her death.
Insp. George Koekkoek says the 40-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder in what he describes as a "domestic-related homicide."
Chun Qi Jiang was arrested in Toronto on Sunday and remanded into custody when he appeared in court today.
Koekkoek says Jiang had a four-year relationship with Guang Hua Liu, 41, and the couple was recently estranged. He did not know exactly when the relationship ended.
Lui was reported missing on Aug. 11, one day after her friends dropped her off in front of a now-defunct spa she used to own called Forget Me Not Health Centre in east Toronto.
On Aug. 15 Liu's right foot was found in the Credit River in Mississauga, Ont., about 45 kilometres west of her home.
Liu's head and hands were later discovered in the river in the Hewick Meadows Park area. Two calves, a thigh and an arm were found in West Highland Creek, just blocks from where she lived.
Forensic tests determined all the remains belonged to Liu, but police still do not know how she died.
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