TORONTO — On Thursday afternoon, the Police disclosed that they found the body of an infant was found in the basement of a home in Hamilton. They further revealed that the parents of the baby had been charged.
On Wednesday night, the Police were called to inspect a house on Wellington Street North after getting an anonymous tip from a member of the community concerning “suspicious circumstances.”
Not long after, the Police launched an investigation into unconfirmed reports that a baby was being buried in the house. Later that day, two persons were taken into custody to help in the investigation.
On Thursday afternoon, Det. Sergeant Jim Callender spoke to reporters at the scene of the crime, where he confirmed that they had found a child’s body buried in the basement.
He disclosed that a portion of the soil in the basement was taken, and they requested the help of forensic anthropologists to unravel the case.
“This is a tragic scenario that’s gone on here, one that no police officer or individual wants to deal with, but it’s one that we are dealing with today.”
“I think this is one of those situations that no officer wants to come across.”
Winnie Ensor, 24, and Nathan O’Brien, 34 were charged with criminal negligence that led to the death of the child and interfering with a dead body.
The police officer, Callender, also disclosed that the two people are the parent of the child.
“We’ve spoken with both of them, and part of the information they provided has been of assistance to us.”
He also added that Ensor and O’Brien didn’t live in the house.
On Wednesday, a neighbor disclosed to a news platform in Toronto that squatters use the house often, and Police are called in frequently to restore calm.
When the officer was asked about the motive of the crime, he said,
“the circumstances that arise and are part of this investigation, there’s some sensitivity to that, so I’m not going to discuss that.”
“We have been working closely with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, and the coroner has also been engaged. This will continue on for the next couple of days.”