Renovator Bob Kinghorn got the shock of his life when he found a mummified infant wrapped in newspaper dated Sept. 12, 1925, in a house he was working on last night.
“You always hope to find something in walls â€“ coins, antiques â€“ but never a baby,” he said as he stood in front of the home on Kintyre Ave., near Broadview Ave. and Queen St. E., late last night.
Kinghorn, 37, who lives two doors away from the three-storey, semi-detached Riverdale area home, was about to drill a hole through a ceiling joist for wiring when he noticed a bundle of newspaper he first thought was insulation in a second floor bedroom of the empty home about 8 p.m.
He said he and a co-worker had noticed a strange smell in the room, but didn’t realize what it was until he pulled the package out from the wall.
“When I opened it up, it exposed the child,” he said.