Woman whose remains found at St. Clair and Weston ID'd as 2013 homicide victim
Adonay Zekarias, 44, is charged with first-degree murder in Rigat Ghirmay's death
The human remains found earlier this week in the St. Clair Avenue and Weston Road area belong to 28-year-old Rigat Ghirmay, who was the victim of a homicide in 2013, Toronto police say
Police received a report Wednesday of a garbage bag containing what appeared to be a human skull and bones in the Lavender Creek Trail area.
Police originally announced Ghirmay's death on May 24 of 2013, not long after her remains were found in a duffel bag on a trail near Alliance Avenue near Jane Street and Eglinton Avenue West. At the time, they said not all of Ghirmay's remains had been found.
Two days later, they charged Adonay Zekarias, 44, with indignity to a dead body.
In September 2013, police upgraded the charge against Zekarias to first-degree murder in connection with Ghirmay's death.
Zekarias is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Nighisti Semret. Zekarias attacked Semret in an alleyway in Cabbagetown in October 2012.