Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Toronto police to provide update in Bruce McArthur investigation

The five victims have been identified as from top left Majeed Kayhan 58 Dean Lisowick 47 Soroush Mahmudi 50 Selim Esen 44 and Andrew Kinsman 49 according to Toronto Police Service Police release photo of man believed to be victim of accused serial killer Bruce McArthur
| 06 March, 2018, 03:15

Toronto Police have released the photo of an unidentified man they believe is another murder victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

During a press conference on Monday, investigators released a photo of the man they are calling "John Doe". 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.

'I've never done this before, ' he said about releasing the photo. "It is obviously a key piece of evidence that we have that we are releasing, but we feel by releasing it, hopefully we can identify him and close off that area of the investigation". Police said they plan to return to the sites with cadaver sniffer dogs to comb for more possible remains once the frozen ground thaws.

"We need to put a name to this face and bring closure to this man's loved ones", said Toronto Police Det.

Police believe the man in the photo was a victim of McArthur, 66, who is already charged with six counts of first-degree murder in connection to the other bodies found.

"I can't really get into specifics about why we didn't realize there were seven remains there, but we had the planters several weeks ago", Idsinga said.

Numerous other alleged victims frequented the "Gay Village" area of Toronto where police believe they met McArthur through gay dating apps, CBC reports. Later that month, McArthur was charged with the first-degree murder of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick.


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

Navaratnam's remains were identified, along with Andrew Kinsman, 49, and Sorouch Mahmudi, 50, in planters at a property on Mallory Crescent where McArthur performed landscaping work and stored supplies.

Three sets of remains found inside planters on the Mallory Crescent home have been identified so far. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga and Dr. Michael Pollanen, Chief Forensic Pathologist for the Province of Ontario. "It is drawing on the talents and the expertise of essentially everyone in the organization". "Those are the things we are working through scientifically".

"There is an overwhelming humanitarian objective to identify the people who in this case have gone missing and have been found dismembered and decomposed", Pollanen said.

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

Police say this unidentified man is a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur and have released this photo to the public in the hopes someone will recognize him.

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