Death of man found in mall bathroom wall in Calgary ruled accidental

Body Found Inside Wall Of Washroom At Calgary’s CORE Shopping Centre

Body Found Inside Wall Of Washroom At Calgary’s CORE Shopping Centre

A man's body was extracted from inside a wall of a women's washroom in a busy downtown Calgary mall on Monday, but police said they did not suspect foul play. The staffer took a panel off the washroom wall in order to look inside - and found the body.

A maintenance worker made the gruesome discovery at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday in the fourth floor washroom at the Core shopping centre at Seventh Avenue and Third Street S.W., police said.

The wall - about two metres high and not attached to the ceiling - is used to hide utilities.

The investigation into when the victim died and how he ended up inside the wall is still ongoing.

Police believe the man entered the women's washroom on the evening of Friday, April 27, and then climbed on top of a pony wall, behind the toilets, and removed a vent cover. The Calgary Fire Department was called in to assist with the removal of the body.

Police confirmed that the person is male but the identity is yet to be known.

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", said Poole. At around 3 p.m., the body, shrouded in a black blanket, was wheeled out.

Authorities have not released details about the age or gender of the body.

The body was removed from the Core shopping centre Monday afternoon. The men's washroom also remained open as mall security guarded the taped off women's washroom entrance.

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