Investigation into alleged serial killer McArthur expands as new charge laid

Investigation into alleged serial killer McArthur expands as new charge laid

They all had ties to the LGBT community.

Toronto police launched Project Houston in an attempt to track them down.

Bruce McArthur, that looked in court by means of a movie link, has been charged with premature murder from the passing of Abdulbasir Faizi. Faizi's wife divorced him, thinking he abandoned her and their two young daughters.

Police have trying to identify the remains of several men found at a property McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business and say he targeted men he met through dating apps that cater to gay men, meeting them at bars in the "Gay Village" area of Toronto, as well as male prostitutes.

"They're really not surprised at the end of it", he said.

Idsinga also said he spoke to some of the original investigators from Project Houston.

"I actually really feel very accountable now because of I didn't do ample".

A Crown lawyer said outside court that the charge relates to the death of Abdulbasir Faizi, who disappeared shortly after Christmas more than seven years ago.

Toronto police uncovered seven models of stays there in full and have acknowledged these belonging to Faizi, Andrew Kinsman, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Selim Eisen and Dean Lisowick.

January 17, 2018 - Police uncover evidence suggesting McArthur was responsible for both Kinsman and Esen's deaths, along with the deaths of other unidentified people. Police have now also been able to determine that Lisowick was likely killed in April 2016. Nonetheless McArthur goes by means of murder prices related to the deaths of those six males and Majeed Kayhan.

Toronto police are expected to reveal "substantial" developments in their investigation on Wednesday afternoon.

Police also released a new version of the photo, enhanced by LGBT activist Nikki Ward, and an artistic rendering of the man in hopes of getting more tips.

Idsinga said the sprawling investigation is now scrutinizing 22 unsolved homicides that took place between 1975 and 1997. "Right now we have no evidence to suggest they are connected to Mr McArthur".

In addition to the cold cases, police have also increased the number of properties on their list to search from 30 to 75. Police traced Faizi's final whereabouts to a burger joint in the city's gay village near Church and Wellesley Streets according to his bank records, CTV Toronto's Tamara Cherry reported.

"I'd like to assure people that we'll do whatever we can to protect their privacy", he said.