Sisters say they searched for missing brother, presumed murdered, for months

Michele Moreno
January 20, 2018

Outside the courthouse, King and Allan accused police of using the gay community as a photo opportunity and said they should have been focused on finding Esen and Kinsman last summer, not anxious about if they were going to march in the Pride Parade.

It was only 1 month ago when Tess Richey a 22-year-old girl was found dead four days after her disappearance in the Church and Wellesley area by her own mother.

'We have not yet found the bodies. King said they wanted to see the face of the man whose alleged actions kept the gay village on edge for the better part of a year. No additional charges have been laidagainst the suspect.

McArthur had sexual relationships with both men and all three were on dating apps, police said.

The blood evidence was used to obtain a search warrant for his apartment on Thorncliffe Park Drive.

Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case on Thursday and made a brief appearance in court Friday.

On Friday afternoon, a Toronto police forensics van pulled up to a home in Madoc.

CP24 Crime Specialist Steve Ryan says surveillance is a fairly common activity for police. "We just don't know that yet".

On Thursday, police said new evidence surfaced this week that gave them a "definitive link", but they did not elaborate further. They guaranteed us the cases weren't related, they guaranteed us there wasn't a serial killer around, " Allan said. "In policing, what we do is we follow the evidence, and what I said at the time, that I said, was accurate at that time", he said.

Alphonso King and John Allan knew Kinsman from his volunteer work with the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation.

They criticized the police service's priorities concerning the cases of five men who have gone missing in the Village - including Esen and Kinsman - since 2010.

Esen went missing near Yonge and Bloor streets on April 14, 2017.

"One thing they could have done is instead of being so obsessed with marching in the Pride Parade, they could have taken more interest in this case", Allen said.

The couple, who knew Kinsman, said everyone who knew the missing men has been traumatized.

After almost a year of ignoring the local gay community's pleas, Toronto police have finally arrested a suspect in the disappearance of two gay men.

Navaratnam was last seen on September 16, 2010 after leaving a bar in the Church and Wellesley area with another man.

Management said it hired him through an event management company which provides entertainers for events in the GTA, and no customers or employees ever complained about him. His auto was later found on Moore Avenue near Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Then, in October 2012, Majeed Kayhan, 58, was reported missing as well, last seen in the Gay Village. Kinsman is white, meaning he doesn't quite fit the profile established by the first three men to disappear.

Toronto's local LGBT community has campaigned for the police to devote full resources to investigate the disappearances of the men. Bereavement counselling was being offered through at least two community groups Friday.

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