MARION BRIDGE, N.S. -- A medical examiner and forensics team have now identified the human remains found inside a hockey bag floating on the Mira River.

A couple made the gruesome discovery on Friday evening. The body of a woman was inside the bag. Cape Breton police are calling her death a murder.

Police have confirmed the woman who was killed was 21 years old and from the North Side area.

Investigators have met with the woman's family who don't want her name released.