Toronto police to provide update on accused serial killer Bruce McArthur investigation

Toronto police to provide update on accused serial killer Bruce McArthur investigation

Toronto Police have released the photo of an unidentified man they believe is another murder victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

Authorities also appealed to the public for help in identifying one victim from a photograph seemingly taken post-mortem.

McArthur, a 66-year-old self-employed landscaper, is now charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of six men who had disappeared from or had ties to Toronto's gay village.

And on the accused serial killer's computers, photos of his suspected victims were discovered on the hard drive.

Investigators in Toronto have recovered a seventh set of remains linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, a police source said Monday. Tests are ongoing in an attempt to continue to identify these victims. "It's obviously a key piece of evidence that we have that we're releasing, but we do feel that by releasing it hopefully we can identify him and close off that area of investigation".

"I do not want to release this picture and I'm doing so as a last resort", Idsinga said.

The CBC is saying that the most recently found remains were also at the home at 53 Mallory Cres off of Moore Leaside where the first six were found.

The victims now known to police are Andrew Kinsman, 49, who had a long-term sexual relationship with McArthur, 40-year-old Skandaraj Navaratnam who went missing in 2010 and Soroush Mahmudi, 50, whose disappearance was reported nearly three years ago. The other charges were laid later that month, involving Majeed Kayhan, 58, Dean Lisowick, 47, Soroush Mahmudi, 50 and Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40.

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"We have used a multidisciplinary approach to try to find the truth behind what happened", he said. "This is through teamwork because we need to utilise many different scientific disciplines - pathology, antrophology, dentistry, fingerprints, all of these different modalities are integrated together to understand what's happened".

They have now also turned to DNA analysis.

"You can imagine that the state of decomposition and the dismemberment process requires us to reconstruct remains and then collect all of the relevant data".

The seventh set of remains found in the planters could bring the total number of victims to 10.

The investigation has been hampered by the cold.

Police said that the darker-skinned man in the photo was deceased.

McArthur was arrested in January and charged with the murders of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, who went missing from Toronto's gay village in 2017. All of the six named victims are men, and McArthur had relationships with each of them, some of which were sexual, Toronto Police Service spokeswoman Meaghan Gray said.

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