Arrest made in Kitchener torso homicide case
An arrest has been made in connection with the death of Kelsey Louse Felker, whose partial remains were found in a garbage bin.
Published Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:43AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:46AM EST
A Kitchener man has been arrested and faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of a young woman whose torso was found in a garbage bin last weekend.
The suspect, who police say is 37 is years old, was arrested without incident early Thursday morning in Kitchener.
Investigators said in a news release that the man will be formally charged with first-degree murder and causing indignity to a dead human body.
The victim, 24-year-old Kelsey Louise Felker, was also from Kitchener, police have said. Her lawyer told local media that she had struggled with drug addiction.
The public helped police identify the remains after investigators released a photo of a T-shirt similar to one that was found at the scene at 250 Frederick St. on Jan. 26. The black T-shirt had white and red lettering on it that said “Forget Princess, I want to be a vampire.”
Police said Thursday they don’t anticipate making other arrests in this case. They also said they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death and are asking the public to contact police if they find anything suspicious on or near their property. Detectives on the case can be contacted at 1-519-653-7700.
In the meantime, investigators are withholding the identity of the suspect until he makes his first court appearance.
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