TAIPEI - Police in Tainan yesterday published a drawing of the victim in Tainan's dismemberment murder in hopes that someone will come forward and identify the Jane Doe.
A pet dog, named "Chub Chubs" (胖胖), which discovered the victim's arms and severed head, has been helping the police to search for the rest of the victim's body parts.
Tainan City Police Department's Guiren Precinct (台南市警察局歸仁分局) came up with a rough drawing based on the victim's facial characteristics, such as an inward right incisor tooth and shoulder-length hair, despite the fact that part of the woman's skin has severely decomposed.
Police said that if anyone knows of any missing person, they should come forward and identify the victim as soon as possible.
According to the police, Chub Chubs discovered the victim's arm on Wednesday when walking with its owner, surnamed Wu. On Friday, police discovered the victim's severed head that was wrapped in a white plastic bag within 50 meters from where the arms were found with the help of Chub Chubs.
Police intended to borrow Chub Chubs from its owner again yesterday, but Wu turned down the request due to a family event.
"However," Wu said, "I am still willing to loan out Chub Chubs to the police after Sunday after the family event is over to help with the murder investigation," said Wu.
Cheng An-chang, the deputy chief of the Tainan City Police Department's Guiren Precinct, said that the victim's body parts were discovered under a tree between a factory wall and an orchard which was located 500 meters from a bike trail.
Cheng said that the police have been checking security footage near the location where the body parts were discovered and are also conducting a DNA test on the body parts.