TORONTO -- The head of Toronto's homicide squad stated Tuesday that the body of a little girl who was found dead in a dumpster in Toronto last month had likely never been reported missing.
On May 2, the remains of a Black girl aged between four and seven years were discovered in a bin outside a Dale Avenue house in Toronto's Rosedale neighborhood.
According to Insp. Hank Idsinga.
The force also reached out to all 58 Canadian lead detectives involved in missing child cases. Idsinga stated that there is no evidence linking any of these cases to the child who was found in the dumpster.
Idsinga stated that it was unlikely that the Dale Avenue child has been reported missing.
Two sketches of the girl were released by the Ontario Provincial Police artist who is also working with the coroner's offices.
Idsinga stated that they have created composite sketches of the little girl to see if anyone recognizes her.
Idsinga warned that the color sketch might not reflect the real skin tone of the girl. Investigators believe she is African- or mixed-African descent.
Idsinga stated that she has all her teeth and black curly hair, which is then combed into ponytails.
Idsinga stated that investigators are also searching for a dark-colored Porsche Cayenne SUV, which "inexplicably" stopped outside of the house five days before the remains of the girl were discovered.
Toronto police released a photo of the Porsche that was found in the dumpster on April 28, at 10:26 p.m.
Idsinga stated that the car was literally captured on camera on Dale Avenue in the area of the dumpster. It stops inexplicably right next to the dumpster for approximately 21 seconds.
"So, of course we want this car to be identified. It could be that there is an innocent reason why the car stopped, but it may not.
Investigators last month reported that the girl's body had been found wrapped in a baby blanket with a butterfly pattern inside a plastic bag. The bag contained a burgundy-red blanket.
Investigators suspect that the body was left behind in the days before it was discovered. However, the girl may have been dead for a long time and could have died last summer.
Idsinga stated that there is no clear cause of death, and that it will take time to determine it.
He stated that police were awaiting toxicology results at the Centre of Forensic Sciences.
The shocking discovery made last month shocked the area, which is one the most wealthy in the country. Investigators were sent to Canada and the rest of the world to search for missing children.
Idsinga stated that eight of the 58 missing children have been found. He said that some of the missing children have been abducted by their parents or in custody battles.
Idsinga stated that local school boards approached police to search their records for missing children.
Idsinga stated that the child may have been too young for school.
"Perhaps that the child wasn't in school at all, even though they were young. So all angles have been being worked on."