Toronto police find 7th victim in serial killer case

Michele Moreno
March 8, 2018

A picture of an what investigators believe is an unidentified victim was also released.

At a news conference Monday, Det.

Investigators didn't initially realize they had seven sets of remains in their possession, he said.

"Short of a direct family member calling and saying, "That's so-and-so, ' we have to sort through the tips and use the process of elimination", he told The Canadian Press on Tuesday".

So far, it appears all of the remains have been found at the property on Mallory Crescent.

Police won't say how they obtained the photo or if they have photos of any other men.

Police guard the grounds of a house they searched, after landscaper Bruce McArthur was accused of murdering five people and putting their dead bodies in large planters on his clients' properties, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 29, 2018.

Those remains have yet to be identified.

Toronto police released this photo of one of gay serial killer Bruce McArthur's potential victims.

"We need to put a name to this face and bring closure to this man's loved ones", Idsinga said, stressing that anyone with information should come forward to police", added the detective.

Police have so far identified three sets of remains - those of Andrew Kinsman, 49, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40.

McArthur was previously sentenced for attacking a man with a metal pipe In 2001, according to CBC News.

Bruce McArthur, who once worked as a mall Santa Claus, has pleaded not guilty to six counts of murder and is due back in court on March 14.


McArthur is also charged with the murders of Majeed Kayhan, 58, Dean Lisowick, 47, and Selim Esen, 44.

Pollanen said his main goal is to identify the remains and then move on to determining the cause of death - which can be hard when he's dealing with dismembered parts and decomposition.

Meanwhile, sources have told the Toronto Sun that the probe has expanded to include missing men, cold cases and unidentified bodies in other jurisdictions.

Idsinga noted that police are releasing the picture "with great hesitation", as it is a key piece of evidence in the case. Police believe McArthur killed the men in his apartment and at least one other location.

McArthur was arrested in January. He was also ordered to provide a DNA sample. They were found in large planters at a home where McArthur did landscaping work and stored items, authorities previously revealed.

"If anyone knew before us, it's people who knew him very, very well".

McArthur came under suspicion in September 2017 in connection with the disappearance of Kinsman, but police at first rejected suggestions that a serial killer was prowling Toronto's gay neighborhood.

Since his arrest McArthur has been held in segregation at the Toronto South Detention Centre.

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