Published On: Wed, May 2nd, 2018

Canada: dead body found in the bathroom wall at the CORE Shopping Centre in Alberta

A broke toilet led to a shocking discovery, zooming into headlines around the world: a man’s corpse was found inside a wall behind a toilet in a Calgary shopping centre.


Canadian police were quick to announce that they do not thing he was murdered, but rather, a construction worker of some sort.

The spokeswoman said it was possible someone crawling through the vent fell from above and got stuck in the wall.

“That would be the most logical at this point is that it was from above,” she said. “So that is obviously something they would be looking at is someone crawling through the ventilation system.”

The man’s remains were discover when a maintenance worker was fixing a toilet in The Core Shopping Centre’s women’s bathrooms, when it would not flush.

Police spokeswoman Emma Poole spoke with the press: “If you were to look at the toilet, there’s a panel behind it so that when people move it would automatically flush.”
>When they removed the panel, they found the dead body behind the wall, she added.

It is yet to be identified.

“Despite the circumstances of where the body was located, investigators do not suspect foul play and the death remains classified as undetermined,” Calgardy Police Department said in a statement on its Facebook page.

Calgary’s fire department was called to help remove the body, the statement added.

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