Windsor Police were called to the CP Rail Yard Tuesday afternoon after a severed human hand was discovered.
Police received a call about the discovery at around 3 p.m. March 25, and officers on the scene spoke with staff at CP Headquarters. An employee on duty in the yard discovered the hand adjacent to a set of railway tracks.
The hand was seized by Windsor Police Identification Specialists, and several additional police personal were used, including K9, to conduct an extensive ground search of the area. No additional evidence was located in the area.
There is no evidence of any kind to suggest that anything occurred in the vicinity of the rail yard and the discovery is considered to be a secondary scene.
The rail yard is a storage depot which consists of multiple sets of railway tracks. Workers in the yard prepare and hook up trains. The tracks are linked to rail systems throughout Canada and the United States and as far away as Guatemala.
According to police, there is a strong possibility that the hand fell from the undercarriage of a train that was involved in a collision with a victim at another primary location.
Windsor Police Forensic Specialists will be consulting with The Centre of Forensic Sciences and the Coroner's Office Wednesday regarding a submission of the hand for possible examination as well as DNA profiling.
Due to the state of the hand, obtaining fingerprints from friction skin is not possible.