“Suspicious items” were found at the Oshawa home where convicted murderer Adam Strong lived.
Durham Regional Police seized the items after they were found by a contractor working on the McMillan Drive home.
const. George Tudos of the Durham police said the items had been sent to the Center for Forensic Sciences in Toronto for analysis.
That will take several months before police know what they have, Tudos added.
Strong was convicted in March 2021 of first-degree murder in the killing of Rori Hache and manslaughter in the death of Kandis Fitzpatrick. He was sentenced to the mandatory term of life without no possibility of parole for the murder conviction and 18 years for the manslaughter conviction. The manslaughter sentence is being served concurrently with the murder sentence.
Hache, 18 at the time of her death in the summer of 2017, would have turned 23 on Saturday, July 9.
Hache was killed and her body dismembered by Strong in his squalid basement apartment. At the time of her death, she may have been pregnant.
Fitzpatrick was 19 when she disappeared in 2008. In November of last year, Strong led Durham police to a site near Secreto Drive in north Oshawa, where he had buried the remains of Fitzpatrick.
Tudos said the items “right now, are not connected to any old cases.”
Police are not disclosing what the items are, beyond saying they were found on the premises, he noted.
The Ministry of the Attorney General said in a statement, “In general, the investigation and laying of criminal charges is a function of police services and is independent of the ministry. It would also be inappropriate for the ministry to comment on a potential police investigation .”