NEWS
04/30/2016 16:42 EDT | Updated 05/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Police ID remains found near butcher shop, suspect charged

Police have identified the human remains found last week behind an east-end butcher shop, and laid charges against a Toronto man. 

The remains are those of 30-year-old Melissa Cooper of Toronto, investigators at 55 Division said Saturday. 

Police said they have arrested 38-year-old Albert Ian Ohab, also of Toronto, and charged him with committing an indignity to a dead body. 

Cooper's remains were found behind Charlie's Meat and Seafood, in the Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East area, during a routine check of the premises on April 19.

Police said at the time the discovery was suspicious, but it was not immediately deemed a homicide.

Investigators have not said how Cooper died. Ohab appeared in court on Saturday morning.