She made the grisly discovery at Nurragingy Reserve in Doonside about 6.
30pm (AEST) on Wednesday.
The woman told police she had a feeling she would find something of interest in the area, but had actually thought it would relate to six-year-old Kiesha’s disappearance.
“Well, it’s quite interesting that there’s a woman and she had a sense or feeling it was worth her while to come to this particular part of the park,” Detective Chief Inspector Pamela Young from the Homicide Squad told reporters at the scene on Thursday.
“We’re still exploring that, it’s certainly an interesting proposition of hers.”
Special powers lead to body
The woman believed she had special powers that helped her find the body, Insp Young said.
She thought her powers could help locate Kiesha, who was last seen 11 days ago in Mount Druitt, Insp Young said.
“There was a thought in her mind, apparently, that her coming here might help that particular case, but it hasn’t.”
Post-mortem investigations into yesterday’s grim find are underway with police searching bushland and waterways for missing body parts.
Link to another case
Police believe the torso could be that of a woman missing for nearly two months.
Insp Young said they were contacting relatives of Kristi McDougall, who has been missing since June 19.
Ms McDougall, the mother of a two-year-old boy, was last seen in Homebush and told friends she was on her way to the Ermington area in the city’s west.