Toronto Cops: 7th Victim of Alleged Gay Village Serial Killer Found

Toronto Cops: 7th Victim of Alleged Gay Village Serial Killer Found

Javier Howell
March 7, 2018

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

They have not yet been identified with any of the victims to date, suggesting that there could be more than seven victims of the killer.

"I believe we have some evidence which would indicate the cause of death", Idsinga said, according to Canada's Global News.

An unidentified man who Toronto Police believe is a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

Idsinga would not comment on how police obtained the photo or where it was taken.

"They all said that they never would have suspected him", Ciantar told CNN.

"We have utilized numerous investigative techniques to identify this individual and have so far been unsuccessful", Idsinga said.

Idsinga was tight-lipped on where - or how - investigators came into possession of the gruesome photo released Monday.

CNN reports that McArthur's arrest shocked residents of Toronto's Gay Village who recognized him from bars and shops.

McArthur, 66, now faces six counts of first-degree murder.

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McArthur was also charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam late last month.

Dr. Michael Pollanen, Chief Forensic Pathologist for the Province of Ontario, said the causes of death are pending further studies.

Three of the sets have been identified as belonging to Mahmudi, Kinsman and Navaratnam. It is unknown if they are linked to any of the missing men from earlier police investigations, or if they belong to the man in the photo released Monday. "We've gone through fingerprints and dental records and we're now into the DNA process".

His case is due back in court March 14.

ORIGINAL: 5:30 a.m. 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.

Bruce McArthur, 66, was arrested in January following an investigation into the disappearances of two men from a predominantly gay neighbourhood in downtown Toronto a year ago, which led police to the planters at a property that he used for storage.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Monday, March 5, detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga said that previous attempts to determine the identity of this person were unsuccessful, so the police chose to show the photo to the General public in the hope that someone will be able to know a person on it. Later that month, McArthur was charged with the first-degree murder of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga, lead investigator in the case.

Four sets of remains have been discovered in the grounds of Mallory Crescent, the home of an elderly couple where the landscape gardener hid his victims' remains.

He said the forensic work has been challenging as they examine dismembered remains that were in various stages of decomposition when found in the planters.