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Big blue floating recycling bin in Kits Point leads to gruesome discovery – human remains

Police were called to Kits Point Sunday morning to determine whether remains found inside of a recycling bin were human
Human remains were discovered inside of a recycling bin floating just off the coast of Kits Point the morning of Oct. 18. (File photo)

It was a large blue recycling bin that bobbed in the waters near Kitsilano Point Sunday that had multiple people calling the Canadian Coast Guard.

What was found inside was likely no one's guess – human remains.

Vancouver police accompanied coast guard crews shortly after 11 a.m. to examine remains discovered inside of the bin.

Once confirmed the remains to be of a human origin, police put out a public call to residents and property managers in Vancouver.

“Check [your] recycling and garbage rooms to see if any large, blue, wheeled recycling containers are missing,” asked Cst. Tania Visintin, on behalf of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

Additionally, investigators are asking anyone who observed a blue recycling bin floating in the water to call the VPD major crime section at 604-717-2500.