Body parts found with bomb matched to torso belonging to missing Ontario teen

Police expect to be poring over a home east of Toronto for the next month after revealing Friday that body parts found in the residence belonged to an 18-year-old woman whose torso was found in Lake Ontario in the fall.

Durham regional police are treating the case of Rori Hache as a homicide, but have not yet laid murder charges in her death.

A 45-year-old Oshawa, Ont., man, Adam Jeffrey Strong, has been charged in the case with indecent interference to a body and is in custody, police said.

Const. George Tudos said Hache, who was from Oshawa, disappeared in August and her family filed a missing persons report.

A fisherman found a torso in Lake Ontario on Sept. 11, Tudos said, and DNA testing came back in early November matching it to the missing teen.

An autopsy on the torso did not determine a cause of death, Tudos said, but there were “obvious signs of trauma.”

In late December, there was a new development.

Tudos said police were called to an Oshawa basement apartment on Dec. 29 after someone at the home found “something suspicious.”

Officers found a woman’s remains and an autopsy matched them to the torso of Hache found months earlier.

In the basement, police also came across a homemade explosive device, Tudos said. Officers called in the bomb squad, which detonated the device safely outside the home last week.

Tudos wouldn’t discuss what body parts police found in the home out of respect for Hache’s family.

He noted, however, that there’s plenty of investigative work to be done at the basement apartment in Oshawa.

“It’s an enormous task,” Tudos said. ”There’s a lot of evidence that needs to be processed and we’ll be there for at least a month.”

Police have not said whether there is any relationship between Hache and Strong.

On a fundraising website set up by Hache’s family for her memorial, she is described as having a love for animals who “wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up.”

Just Posted

Women’s marches underway in Canadian cities, a year after Trump inauguration

Women are gathering in dozens of communities across the country today to… Continue reading

Red Deer councillor balks at city getting stuck with more funding responsibilities

Volunteer Central seeks municipal funding after being cut off by government

Olds chicken barn burns to the ground, no livestock harmed

More than 100,000 chickens were saved as fire crews prevent the blaze from spreading

Bear video meant to promote conservation: zoo owner

Discovery Wildlife Park says it will look at other ways to promote its conservation message

WATCH: Setters Place grand opening in Red Deer

Red Deer’s Setters Place officially opened to the public Saturday afternoon.… Continue reading

In photos: Get ready for Western Canadian Championships

Haywood NorAm Western Canadian Championships and Peavey Mart Alberta Cup 5/6 start… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer city council debates cost-savings versus quality of life

Majority of councillors decide certain services are worth preserving

Got milk? Highway reopened near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents

Giddy up: Red Deer to host Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2018

The CFR is expected to bring $20-30 million annually to Red Deer and region

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

Not since Kurt Browning at the 1994 Lillehammer Games has a figure… Continue reading

Beer Canada calls on feds to axe increasing beer tax as consumption trends down

OTTAWA — A trade association for Canada’s beer industry wants the federal… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month