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Toronto man faces murder charges in six men's deaths

March 22 2018, 05:55 | Irvin Gilbert

Bruce Mc Arthur appears in this undated

Bruce McArthur

Anyone who retained McArthur to do landscaping work or has information has been asked to contact the Toronto police team dedicated to the investigation at 416-808-2021 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Police call McArthur an alleged serial killer and say more victims may be identified.

Toronto police charged alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur with a sixth first-degree murder on Friday after identifying the skeletal remains of a man missing from Toronto's Gay Village since 2010.

"Skanda Navaratnam was one of the three males who were the focus of Project Houston", Idsinga said, referring to a police task force initiated in 2012 after Navaratnam and two others, Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, and Majeed Kayhan, 59, vanished.

McArthur was charged last month with 49-year-old Kinsman's death, as well as the presumed death of 44-year-old Selim Esen.

Police say there may be as many as 10 victims, but it's still unclear if any of the remains that are not Kinsman's belong to the other men McArthur is charged with murdering.

Sources said photographs of eight murder victims were found on McArthur's computer, but two have yet to be unidentified.

The 66-year-old McArthur is already facing murder charges in the deaths of Mahmudi and Kinsman.

Police believe Lisowick, of no fixed address, was killed sometime between May 2016 and July 2017.

The case has evolved with police now looking at "hundreds of outstanding missing persons occurrences" and even "occurrences where there's been a sudden death". Excavation at that property ended on February 14 and the home was released back to its owners after officers said no other human remains were found.

They later added three more first degree murder charges in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick.

While the details of the case against McArthur are "disturbing" and "shocking" to family members of the missing men, Idsinga said some of them have been able to draw some comfort from having answers to questions that have lingered for years.

McArthur was arrested on January 18, and has made two court appearances to date, via videolink.

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