Police to provide update on McArthur case this morning


Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur has been charged with an eighth count of first-degree murder. The remains of seven others have also been found in large planters at the home.

The Post reported in March that McArthur, according to source close to the investigation, changed his pattern when it came to targeting potential victims after being interviewed as a witness in the disappearance of Skandaraj Navaratnam - a man who would later be identified as a victim. He lived in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough and had no direct family in Canada. He said identification was confirmed with the assistance of an worldwide government agency.

Police say there are no links between Kanagaratnam and "Gay Village" of Toronto.

The 66-year-old landscaper is now facing seven first-degree murder charges for allegedly killing Andrew Kinsman, 49; Selim Esen, 44; Majeed Kayhan, 59; Soroush Mahmudi, 50; Dean Lisowick, 47; Skandaraj "Skanda" Navaratnam, 40, and Abdulbasir Faizi, 42.

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.

At a news conference Monday morning, police said his remains were found on a Leaside property linked to McArthur. Police plan to search them once the weather warms in early May.

"He doesn't quite fit the profile of what we've seen before", Idsinga said.

Idsinga said investigators are looking into 15 other cold cases dating back to 1975, but have not found a connection.