Bruce McArthur: Suspected serial killer charged with seventh murder

Bruce McArthur: Suspected serial killer charged with seventh murder

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is now facing a seventh premeditated murder charge while the investigative team is combing through cold cases from mid-1970s to late 1990s in search other potential cases connected to the 66-year-old Toronto landscaper, Toronto police said Wednesday.

McArthur appeared in court by video to face the new charge, which was laid in the death of Faizi, 42.

Bruce McArthur, right, is now facing a murder charge in relation to the death of Abdulbasir Faizi, left.

Police will provide an update to the public this afternoon, where they are expected to announce that they have identified additional remains unearthed from planters that were used by Mr. McArthur in his landscaping business.

Police have recovered the remains of seven people from planters found at a home in midtown Toronto where McArthur worked and stored equipment. He has also been charged in the killings of Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan and Dean Lisowick. Sources close to the victims say Selim Esen, who disappeared in the spring of 2017, is among those who have been positively identified by investigators.

McArthur was charged with an additional three counts of first-degree murder on January 29 for the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, 58, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Dean Lisowick, believed to be 43 or 44.

Bruce McArthur: Suspected serial killer charged with seventh murder
Bruce McArthur: Suspected serial killer charged with seventh murder

Kayhan's remains have not been identified thus far, Idsinga said. "At least one set of remains has yet to be identified and the remains of Majeed Kayhan have not been identified".

Standing in baggy orange prison coveralls - his large belly and beaming smile all but gone - the 66-year-old accused of preying on gay men from the Village for years looked more like a frail old man.

Toronto police said last week that they are looking for any links between McArthur and a series of grisly, unsolved murders from the 1970s. Police said at the time that they believe the man was already dead when the photo was taken.

Idsinga said it's quite possible that the victim was not a resident of Toronto and that police were hoping to get tips to the man's identity from other countries as well. In February, he was also charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam.

Police also released a forensic sketch of a man believed to be a victim of Mcarthur's, and said they're still trying to identify him. He is scheduled to return to court April 25 to find out whether any more evidence has been turned over to the defence.

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