A man named Adam Strong, 47, is accused of dismembering two teenage girls after plumbers allegedly found human remains clogging his pipes.
The plumber called cops after discovering what appeared to be a “fleshy-like substance” in the drain, said prosecutors in Toronto, Canada.
Police Constable Kevin Park was sent to investigate at the apartment building where Adam Strong lived in the Oshawa district.
When he arrived at the apartment, the two plumbers then showed him a shopping bag which contained some of the human remains including a body part “13 to 14 inches long”, a court heard.
The constable said: “I’d never seen anything like this before, so I wasn’t sure.”
“If you want to recover the rest of her, it’s in my freezer”.
Police arrested him for the murder of Rori Hache, 18, whose torso had been found by a fisherman in Oshawa Harbour three months earlier. The rest of her was in Strong’s freezer, the court heard.
It is claimed that her blood was discovered on his bedroom walls and ceiling while traces of his semen was found on her body.
Crown attorney Bryan Guertin said data from Google shows Strong’s phone was at the harbour on September 4, when he is believed to have thrown the torso in the water.
Strong is also charged with murdering Kandis Fitzpatrick, 19, who disappeared in 2008.
In court, Strong pleaded not guilty to both killings.
A large hunting knife made for gutting and skinning animals was found in Strong’s flat, prosecutors said. Mr Guertin said Kandis Fitzaptrick’s DNA was on the knife.
Mr Guertin said: “Ms Fitzpatrick found the same fate as Ms Hache. Both girls were vulnerable, were essentially homeless with no fixed address. Both girls suffered from drug issues and sometimes worked in the sex trade to help fund their drug habit”.
Rori’s mother, Shanan Dionne, said her daughter was “so loved”.
Her aunt Michelle Guindon said she was pregnant at the time she vanished but was dealing with an addiction to crystal meth.
Kandis’ father William Fitzpatrick also gave testimony saying he last saw her in 2008. He said she also had a drug problem and was known to leave the family home for weeks at a time with no communication.
After attempts to find her failed, family members created a Facebook page appealing for help.
He cried in court when he read a message he had posted on Facebook saying: “Miss you, love you Kandis”.
The court will examine statements Strong made to officers at his apartment as well as videotaped interviews after his arrest.
Prosecutors said five women will provide testimony about Strong’s alleged sexual violence.
The trial continues.