Toronto police have wrapped up their initial search at a property linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Last week, investigators announced they’d found the remains of at least six people on the property. Did they discover anything else? Read on to find out.
Toronto police have ended their initial search in the backyard of a home at 53 Mallory Cres. The property is linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. No additional human remains have been found in the backyard.
Last week, police confirmed that the remains of at least six people had been recovered on the property. One of those bodies was positively identified as that of 49-year-old Andrew Kinsman, who went missing in June 2017.
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What appear to be 2 planters outside 53 Mallory Crescent. Wrapped in the same plastic that we saw earlier planters that were seized from this house, wrapped in. Waiting to see if they will be taken away by @TPSHomicide pic.twitter.com/QzCu4Q1wN8
— Catherine McDonald (@cmcdonaldglobal) February 13, 2018
The owners of the property, Karen Fraser and Ron Smith, allowed McArthur, 66, to store tools related to his landscaping business on their property in exchange for work. Police confiscated planters containing human remains on the property during the month-long probe into the death of missing men from Toronto’s Gay Village.
Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga said investigators will most likely return to the property in the spring to excavate other areas of the property once the ground thaws.
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In addition to the property on Mallory Cres, police have expanded their search to include more than 30 properties tied to McArthur’s landscaping business. Investigators have collected more than a dozen planters from different properties where McArthur worked.
They also have a few more tips to follow up on from those who think they may have planters on their property from McArthur.
In January, McArthur was arrested and charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of missing men from the city’s Church-Wellesley Village, also known as Gay Village. The victims named in these charges were Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, and Soroush Mahmudi. At that point, no bodies had been found.
It is not known at this point whose remains, other than Kinsman’s, have been found so far. Or if there may be additional names added to the list of alleged victims based on the findings at the Mallory Cres. property.
McArthur is scheduled to make a court appearance on Wednesday, February 14.