As of February 8, 2018, alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur has been accused of the murder of five missing men. Toronto police recovered the remains of at least six bodies from planters on the suspect’s property.
Bruce McArthur was arrested three weeks ago on Jan. 18, 2018 and accused of the murders of Andrew Kingsman, 49, missing since last June, and Selim Esen, 44, missing since last April. He has now been charged with the murder of three more men: Majeed Kayhan, 58, who went missing in 2012, Soroush Marmudi, 50, missing since 2015 and Dean Lisowick, mid-40’s, who is believed to have gone missing between May 2016 and July 2017 but was homeless and hadn’t been reported missing. Police are working to identify the remains and confirm the suspected victims, but have already found a match with those of Kingsman.
Police believe suspect Bruce McArthur met his victims while driving the van he used for landscaping around the city of Toronto and through gay dating apps for older men. According to Time, police said “they were on a wide search for other possible victims,” and that “they expect to lay more charges.”
Investigators have checked 30 other locations were Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper, and have retrieved 15 planters from around the city where they expect to find more remains. They have also finished searching the suspect’s home and now are starting to excavate the lawn with the lead forensic anthropologist.
Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said that, “There is an extensive digital investigation going on. We’re going through computers. We’re going through cell phones. We’re going through online applications and different apps.” According to The Mercury News, the authorities will look at hundreds of missing person cases to try to determine whether they have a connection to McArthur.