Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Adult male body found inside wall of women's washroom in Canada mall

Adult male body found inside wall of women's washroom in Canada mall

Police have ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was found inside a wall in a public washroom at a mall in downtown Calgary on Monday.

Firefighters leave after helping to recover a body in Calgary's CORE mall food court after reports it had been found in the wall of the women's washroom on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Police spokeswoman Emma Poole said the body was found after a maintenance worker was called in to fix a toilet that wouldn't flush on the fourth floor of the Core Shopping Centre.

The pony wall, which the man climbed inside, is used to hide utilities, according to police.

The Calgary Fire Department was called in to assist with the removal of the body from the wall and now an autopsy will be scheduled.

The man then removed a vent cover on top of the pony wall, police believe.

Police have not released his cause of death.

Poole said they believe it could have possibly been a person who was crawling through a vent or duct, and fell from above and got stuck behind the wall.

"That would be the most logical ... that it was from above", Poole reportedly told The Canadian Press.

It took several hours on Monday to extract the body. At around 3 p.m., the body, shrouded in a black blanket, was wheeled out.

In the early afternoon, the section of the food court closest to the washroom was cordoned off entirely and media were asked to move back. As the victim's death is considered accidental, they added that they would not be releasing any further details regarding the incident.

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