Canada Body found in Rosedale ravine identified as Alloura Wells

04:05  01 december  2017
04:05  01 december  2017 Source:   Toronto Star

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Transgender woman was discovered in August, but police needed help from forensics lab to confirm victim’s name.

Toronto police say a sample from a body found in Rosedale Ravine Lands Park in early August is "Because of this, officers have been working since August to identify the body or establish Wells , also known as Alloura Hennessy and Alloura Wheeler, was reported missing by her father on Nov.

Toronto police identified a body found in a Rosedale ravine over the summer as missing transgendered woman Alloura Wells.© Allyson Douglas-Cook Toronto police identified a body found in a Rosedale ravine over the summer as missing transgendered woman Alloura Wells.

Toronto police have identified a body found in a Rosedale ravine over the summer as missing transgender woman Alloura Wells.

Wells, 27, was last seen in downtown Toronto in July.

The news comes after a forensics lab examined DNA from the body.

“This person was not easily identified and police sought the assistance of the Centre of Forensic Sciences,” Toronto police wrote in a statement Thursday. “Because of the possible link between Alloura Wells and this investigation, police submitted further information to the Centre of Forensic Sciences, with the assistance of a family member.”

DNA testing to determine ID of transgender woman

  DNA testing to determine ID of transgender woman DNA testing to determine ID of transgender womanThere isn’t any evidence at this point to suggest the body is that of 27-year-old Alloura Wells, also known as Alloura Hennessy, according to Const. Jenniferjit Sidhu.

A body found in Rosedale Ravine Lands Park in early August has been identified as Alloura Wells , a transgender Toronto woman who disappeared a month earlier, Toronto Police Service says. The body was recovered from an area in the midtown Toronto ravine

Toronto police say a sample from a body found in Rosedale Ravine Lands Park in early August is undergoing DNA testing to determine if the body belongs to missing woman Alloura Wells . "Because of this, officers have been working since August to identify the body or establish enough

The body was found on Aug. 5 near Rosedale Valley Rd. Several days later investigators confirmed that the victim was a transgender woman.

Her family reported Wells’ disappearance on Nov. 6, but they were allegedly told that the case was not “was not high priority” because Wells had been homeless for a number of years.

“That’s certainly not the proper response from any part of this organization,” Toronto police spokesperson Mark Pugash told the Star.

He added that Supt. Tony Riviere of 51 Division had taken a “personal interest” in Wells’ disappearance and that he had tried reaching out to her family to apologize.

Toronto police said an investigation into the death is ongoing.

With files from Brennan Doherty

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