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More remains found near home used by ‘Toronto serial killer’ – but police aren’t sure whose they are

Bruce McArthur is accused of killing eight men, and the remains of seven of them were found inside of planters on the property

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 July, 2018, 4:31am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 July, 2018, 6:12am

Human remains have been discovered in the Toronto ravine behind a home that alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business.

Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga told reporters on Thursday that the remains were found with the help of K-9 units and have been sent to forensic authorities.

“We haven’t identified what the remains are or who they belonged to,” Idsinga said.

McArthur, 66, is accused of killing eight men, and police have so far found the remains of seven of the men inside of planters at the property.

The victims have been identified as Selim Esen, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam.

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An eighth man, Majeed Kayhan, is still missing. McArthur is believed to have targeted men he met on gay dating apps.

Police have searched more than 100 sites throughout the city, but all of the remains discovered to date were found at the same home in Toronto’s Leaside neighbourhood.

Idsinga said identifying the newly discovered remains could take months depending on their condition and the testing required.

Police will continue excavating the ravine for at least another week.

McArthur’s case is scheduled to return to court on July 23.