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    REMAINS ALL OVER THE CITY: Bruce McArthur now charged with five murders


    Bruce McArthur is now officially an alleged serial killer.

    On Monday, Toronto Police charged McArthur with three more killings, in addition to the two murder charges from Jan. 18. And they say they believe there are more victims.

    McArthur, 66, is now charged with also killing Majeed Kayhamn, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick.

    Video Link to Press Conference Announcing the Scope of the Missing (and other) people Identified, January 29, 2018

    [video=youtu;pDLBeAxQ60s]http://youtu.be/pDLBeAxQ60s[/video]

    https://youtu.be/pDLBeAxQ60s


    http://torontosun.com/news/local-ne...-police-to-update-alleged-serial-killer-probe

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    More Charges Against Alleged Serial Killer

    By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 11:33 a.m. January 29, 2018

    [FONT=&amp]Bruce McArthur has been charged with another three counts of First-Degree Murder, after police recovered the dismembered remains of at least three people from the backyard of a Leaside residence.

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    [FONT=&amp]The remains have not been identified.
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    [FONT=&amp]The body parts were allegedly found in large planters at the rear of the property on Mallory Crescent.
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    [FONT=&amp]The 66-year-old self-employed landscaper was arrested and charged on January 18 with the deaths of Selim Essen and Andrew Kinsman earlier in the year.
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    [FONT=&amp]Esen, 44, of no fixed address, was reported missing by a friend on April 20, 2017. He consistently frequented the Church & Wellesley St. area and Kensington Market and often had a small plastic suitcase on wheels similar to a carry-on bag.
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    [FONT=&amp]He was last definitively seen on March 20, 2017, even though there have been reports that he was also observed by a member of the community as late as April 14.
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    [FONT=&amp]Kinsman, 49, was reported missing by a neighbour on June 28, 2017. Kinsman, known to be active on social media, was last seen in the area of his residence on Winchester St. on June 26.
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    [FONT=&amp]At a news conference at police headquarters on January 29, Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga said police believe MacArthur is responsible for the deaths of 58-year-old Majeed Kayhan, reported missing since October 2012, 50-year-old Soroush Marmudi, reported missing in August 2015, and 47-year-old Dean Lisowick, who was not reported missing.

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    [FONT=&amp]He said Kayhan was one of the men whose disappearance was investigated by Project Houston, which ran from November 2012 to April 2014. That project identified three missing persons – Kayhan, Skanda Navaratnam and Abdulbasir Faizi – from the Gay Village.
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    [FONT=&amp]Marmudi was reported missing in Scarborough by his family, while Lisowick was never reported missing.
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    [FONT=&amp]“We believe that he was murdered between May 2016 and July 2017,” said Idsinga.
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    [FONT=&amp]He said investigators continue to search McArthur’s residence at 95 Thorncliffe Park, and a residence at 53 Mallory, which McArthur used for storage for his landscaping work.
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    [FONT=&amp]Assistance from outside agencies, including the Ontario Provincial Police, the province’s forensic pathology services and the Centre of Forensic Sciences is being utilized to search these premises,” Idsinga said.
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    [FONT=&amp]He’s encouraging anyone who employed McArthur as a landscaper at their residence, and has not talked to police, to contact investigators at 416-808-2021.
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    “I would ask that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements to search your yards and gardens,” he said. “I thank all of these homeowners for their ongoing co-operation and wish to assure them that we will respect their privacy.

    Investigators have identified about 30 properties within Toronto where McArthur worked.

    “We believe there are more remains at some of these properties that we are working to recover,” Idsinga added. “…We have seized quite a few planters from around the city and we will continue to do that. There are at least two sites that we do want to excavate where people might be buried.”

    People wishing to provide information can do so by calling 416-808-2021. They can also call anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS or 222tips.com.


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    http://tpsnews.ca/stories/2018/01/more-charges-against-alleged-serial-killer/


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    [h=1]Bruce McArthur: Three new counts of murder after skeletal remains found at home related to Toronto landscaper[/h][h=2]The unidentified remains were found hidden at the bottom of three large planters. McArthur has now been charged in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick[/h]
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    The Toronto Police Forensic Unit and Canine Unit search for clues at a home at 53 Mallory Crescent related to arrest of 66-year-old landscaper Bruce McArthur on Jan. 21, 2018. Stan Behal/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

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    Bruce McArthur has been charged with the murder of Majeed Kayhan, pictured, and four others. Supplied

    http://nationalpost.com/news/canada...related-to-men-missing-in-toronto-gay-village
     
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    Forensic investigators were observed at the Leaside property last Friday bringing in a flatbed truck with a military-grade tent on it, which has been set up at the back of the house on Mallory Crescent. A heater was also brought into the tent.

    Police sources said the equipment was being used to warm up the ground for digging.

    McArthur’s next court appearance is set for Feb. 14.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/3992604/bruce-mcarthur-police-update/
     
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    "Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga alleges Bruce McArthur responsible for at least five murders after finding human remains hidden in planters. If you hired Bruce McArthur to do landscaping call the dedicated task force at 416-808-2021 or Crime Stoppers anonymously 1-800-222-8477"

    https://twitter.com/TPSHomicide/status/958012619029295104
     
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    Idsinga said McArthur is known to have worked at 30 different properties within Toronto. Police have contacted the owners of those properties and have searched the majority of them, but are encouraging others who may have employed him to contact investigators.

    “We do believe there are more, and I have no idea how many more there are going to be,” Idsinga said. “We’ll lay more charges as we get them.”


    Idsinga said the murders do not all fit a clear pattern, as not all of them are Middle Eastern or members of Toronto’s gay community.

    “It certainly encompasses more than the gay community – it encompasses the city of Toronto,” he said.

    Police are now looking at disappearances from at least as far back as 2010.

    Kayhan was one of three missing men who was never found as part of Project Houston. Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, and Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, were also sought as part of the investigation, and have not been found.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/suspected-serial-killer-charged-with-3-additional-murders-1.3779658
     
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    Dotr - thanks so much for the help.

    In addition to trying to find helpful websites, was also having difficulty in finding any reliable statistics. Unfortunately, that system itself seems flawed - at its initial and most crucial point: data collection and sharing information across agencies (local, provincial and national).

    This is an excellent article that sheds some light on the policy and procedures in LE reporting/sharing missing persons information, how they triage cases, and the inconsistencies that still exist in building and updating accurate data bases.

    The older Globe and Mail article is dated Feb 16/18 and contains some outdated information regarding the specifics of BM's case. Had missed reading it at the time and hope all of you find it helpful as well.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/new...stry-identify-serial-killers/article38014017/

     
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    Interesting CBC article (Oct 13/17) regarding the proposed DNA data bank for helping solve missing persons cases. According to the article, at the time, it has yet to be implemented.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/dna-missing-persons-rcmp-1.4354358






    What happens at 5 year expiry date?


     
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    In this Globe and Mail article (Mar 07/18) discussing the current TPS internal investigation and generalities on what led up to the probe; one very interesting bit of information was included and stands out, that until today, had not seen reported:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/new...er-subject-of-internal-probe/article38246793/




    Has this specific connection been reported previously, and I missed it?
     
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    Would someone kindly correct the spelling of Mr. Kayhan, Mr. Esen, and Mr. Mahmudi's last names above.
     
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    Unless/until the police find ANY proof that they were involved, they have no reason to feel shame or embarrassment of any sort. AFAIK, they have done nothing wrong.

    One does not pick ones parents/siblings/etc, BM and his wife divorced many years ago.

    Of course they will be greatly upset by this but they are in no way responsible for the behaviour of BM.

    I hope they can find a way to live without feeling stigmatized, guilty or 'involved' in his horrendous crimes.

    They have my love.

    As for those who judge them, best they remember it can happen in any family.
     
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    AG reviews call for inquiry into Toronto police handling of missing persons cases linked to Gay Village

     
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    NEW | LGBTQ community members question concert linked to Bruce McArthur case

     
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    This case is so disturbing:(

    JMO, but all along I’ve been wondering if perhaps his first victim, Navaratnam, was an accident. Given the type of sex he was into, maybe one day it just went to far. When he realized he’d killed his partner of 10 years, he panicked and got rid of the body. That’s the only thing that makes sense to me given his first (known) victim was his long term partner and he was an old grandpa who played Santa Claus. Then, he discovered he liked pushing to the brink of death and often to death.

    But now seeing the comparison of Purvis, I’ll be surprised if it’s not him. The nose and eye brows look identical to me. The wild beard matches his wild hair in the missing person pic. MOO
     

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