UK Police Pull Woman’s Torso From Canal, Fear It’s Missing Actress

by | March 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM | TV News

LONDON (AP) — British police searching for a missing former soap opera actress have pulled a woman’s torso from a London canal.

Police say the headless and limbless body was found in Regent’s Canal, near east London’s hip Broadway Market area, after a passer-by spotted something in the water.

London police also said Wednesday that detectives believe they know the identity of the victim but are awaiting forensic confirmation.

British media said detectives suspect the remains found Tuesday are those of Gemma McCluskie, who has been missing since last week. McCluskie starred on the popular soap “EastEnders” in 2001.

Police say a 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the inquiry.

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