Toronto police to update McArthur investigation on Monday

Elias Hubbard
April 16, 2018

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur now faces an eighth murder charge.

In this artist's sketch, alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur makes an appearance via video in a Toronto courtroom, on April 11, 2018.

McArthur, 66, is now facing seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of several men who disappeared from Toronto's LGBTQ neighbourhood between 2010 and 2017.

On Friday, police announced that a man believed to be another victim of McArthur had been identified.

Last week, investigators said they had identified a deceased man in a photo they had released last month.

Investigators initially released a digitally altered photograph of the unknown man on March 5. He had not been reported missing and would have been 37 at the time of his murder.

"He was not on file in Canada as missing and I will leave it at that", he said.

"The identification was confirmed with the assistance from an global government agency", he said without giving further details.

He would not comment on Mr. Kanagaratnam's status in Canada.

McArthur was arrested in January and charged with the murders of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, who went missing from the village in 2017.

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.

Kanagaratnam's remains were recovered from garden planters at a home in central Toronto where McArthur kept his landscaping equipment.

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