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Heart found on campus was part of student art project, says Ryerson

The university was advised that the objects found were animal organs.

The heart found on Ryerson's campus came from an animal and was part of a student's art project, according to the university.

Officers received a call at 8:48 a.m. after a groundskeeper found the heart while cleaning out a garbage can outside Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, near Gould St. and Victoria St.

Staff Sgt. Eduardo Wulff told Torstar News Service that although investigators’ initial opinion is that the heart is not human, officers followed the same procedure as they would if it was. That includes contacting the homicide squad and the coroner’s office.

Photos of the heart have been sent to the coroner, who may want to see the organ in person before determining its origin, Wulff said. 

Ryerson University tweeted that the investigation had been closed in the afternoon after the object was determined to be an animal organ.

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