Toronto police have now recovered the remains of a total of at least six people from a property on Mallory Crescent as part of the investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. The remains of missing man Andrew Kinsman have finally been identified.
Toronto police say the remains of a total of at least six people have now been found on a property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, 66, used to store landscaping equipment. They also announced that one of the sets of remains has been identified as Andrew Kinsman, who went missing in June 2017. The other five sets of remains have not been identified.
Police had already found remains belonging to at least three people that were hidden in large planters on the property, located on Mallory Crescent in Toronto. Now body parts belonging to three others have been found.
“I do anticipate more charges being laid,” said Det-Sgt. Hank Idsinga.
Excavation on the property only began on Thursday, so the odds that other bodies will be found remains high. The owners of the property allowed McArthur to store his landscaping equipment on their property in exchange for his services.
Using ground-penetrating radar and canine units has helped Toronto police identify areas of the property where the ground has been disturbed. They then set up a large tent with heaters to thaw the frozen earth.
Toronto police have actually been at the Mallory Crescent home since January 18 when they arrived with a search warrant, effectively forcing homeowners Karen Fraser and Ron Smith to leave while they processed the property.
Police have expanded their search to more than 30 properties that are tied to McArthur’s landscaping business. They will also be going through more than a dozen planters collected from different properties where McArthur worked.
McArthur, a self-employed landscaper, was charged in January with five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of missing men from Toronto’s Gay Village. The victims have been identified as Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Andrew Kinsman (whose remains have now been identified), and Selim Esen. At the time the charges were laid, none of the bodies or body parts had been found.
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