news

Toronto 'serial killer' Bruce McArthur: Remains of three more individuals discovered in plant pots

More remains have been uncovered.

2018-02-09

Police have found the remains of three more individuals as the investigation into Toronto 'serial killer' Bruce McArthur continues.

McArthur, 66, was arrested and charged for the murder of two men last month, Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman. A week later he was charged with the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick after their remains were found in plant pots at a home McArthur had worked at as a landscaper.

Police have now confirmed they've found the remains of at least three more people hidden in planters at the same property. One set has already been identified as Andrew Kinsman, while the other two are yet to be identified.  

Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga said the investigation continues to grow. 

Top row: Suspected victims Majeed Kayhan (Left), Dean Wisowick (Centre) and Soroush Marmudi (Right). Bottom row: Selim Essen (Left) and Andrew Kinsman (Right).

He told CBC News Toronto: "It is getting bigger, and we are getting more resources." 

Police are working on identifying the five sets of remains found in planters and have plans to begin excavating the garden using ground penetrating radar and canine units. 

According to CBC, police found an area of the home's garden where the earth had been disturbed and are thawing the frozen ground with heaters and a tent. 

Idsinga revealed the police will focus on "what we have already" and will eventually begin to work through missing person reports to see if McArthur was connected. 

Meanwhile, police discovered that McArthur had originally been banned from Toronto's gay village. They also revealed they found a naked man chained to a radiator on the morning of McArthur's arrest.