Published: Tue, April 17, 2018

Police to provide update on case of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

Police to provide update on case of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

Suspected Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur.

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur has been charged with an eighth count of first-degree murder.Police have identified the alleged victim as Kanagaratnam.

His vehicle was found near the home of one of McArthur's landscaping clients, where police allege McArthur left the dismembered remains of several victims in planters.

Mr. Kanagaratnam was identified last Thursday after Toronto police took the exceptional step of releasing a photo believed to have been taken after his death.

The new charge is for the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, who arrived in Canada from Sri Lanka in 2010. Still, they drew up a missing person poster around the same time that police believe he was killed and shared it on social media.

Hank Idsinga, a detective sergeant with Toronto Police's homicide division, said Kanagaratnam was killed between September 3 and December 14, 2015, and was 37 years old at the time. It has never been revealed how police obtained this picture or who might have taken it.

The murder of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam has now been added to the growing list of charges against Toronto resident McArthur.

Idsinga did not rule out the possibility that Kayhan's body could be found with the remains that have already been discovered. Police had previously identified the remains of six other victims in those planters.

McArthur is also accused of murdering Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Mahmudi, Lisowick, Kayhan, Navaratnam and Abdulbasir Faizi. McArthur, the source said, began to target men whom he had no links to and who fewer people would notice missing.

At a news conference at Toronto police headquarters on Monday, Det.

Police are investigating unsolved murders that date back to 1975 which may be linked to the former landscaper.

An external review to be launched later this month will look into the way in which Toronto police investigated the missing men reports. He had no direct family in Canada and was never reported missing. Kinsman was a subject of Project Prism, and police have said he had a sexual relationship with McArthur. Each of the other victims and McArthur himself have ties to the LGBTQ community. McArthur came to the police's attention in the fall of 2017 as part of that probe.

Saunders apologized in February after seeming to suggest in a published interview that police might have cracked the cases earlier if members of the public had been more forthcoming with investigators.

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