Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Police identify remains of 3 more men in Bruce McArthur murder case

Police identify remains of 3 more men in Bruce McArthur murder case

Police say they've identified the remains of three people believed to be victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

McArthur is already charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of six men who have connections to Toronto's LGBTQ community.

Police have recovered the dismembered remains of seven people from planters found at a home in midtown Toronto where McArthur worked and stored equipment.

McArthur, 66, is set to appear in court this morning, just hours before Toronto police scheduled to provide an update on the ongoing investigation.

On Jan. 29, police laid three additional first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick.

Bruce McArthur, right, is now facing a murder charge in relation to the death of Abdulbasir Faizi, left. At Wednesday, authorities were hoping to identify a few of this human remains located in plantations in a Toronto property McArthur employed as storage because of his landscaping firm, as stated by the Associated Press.

Earlier this year, investigators took the rare step of releasing a photo of a dead man they believe was murdered by McArthur in the hopes of identifying him. It closed after 18 months as it did not establish the whereabouts of the missing men or resolve the circumstances on their disappearances, police said.

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Idsinga said police are now re-examining 15 cold cases dating back as far as 1975 in their investigation. Forensic specialists have since identified three sets of remains from McArthur's clients' house: Kinsman, 49; Mahmudi, 50; and Navaratnam, 40.

Police also have evidence that leads them to believe that Lisowick was killed in April of 2016, he said.

The 44-year-old Brampton man vanished in December 2010 and his vehicle was later found on Moore Ave - near Mount Pleasant Rd. and St. Clair Ave. E.

Abdulbasir Faizi is shown in a Toronto Police Service handout photo.

The city's police board has also approved an external review, requested by Mayor John Tory, that will look into how the force handled the cases of men missing from the gay village. McArthur was questioned around the time Toronto police launched Project Houston, sources have told the Star.

Lisowick, a homeless prostitute who struggled with drugs hadn't even been reported missing when police announced he was one of victims.

Forensics officers have continued to work at McArthur's apartment since his January arrest.

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