Eighth alleged victim identified in Bruce McArthur investigation

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 21, 2018

Just weeks after announcing the discovery of more human remains near a Leaside property linked to accused serial killer Bruce McArthur, Toronto police say they have located and identified the remains of an eighth man.

Investigators returned to the home on Mallory Crescent earlier this month after cadaver dogs indicated several points of interest on the property.

Idsinga says police have now identified the remains of Majeed Kayhan, the only victim whose remains had previously not been found.

As of now, Idsinga said, there is no evidence to suggest McArthur is responsible for more than the eight murders for which he has been charged. On Friday, Idsinga confirmed the remains belonged to the 58-year-old Kayhan.

Until now, the human remains of only seven of McArthur's eight alleged victims had been located.

Human remains were regularly found during the search of the steep, forested ravine behind the Mallory Cres. home, Idsinga told the Star earlier this week.

The search yielded results quickly, police said, with trace of remains found mere hours into the search. Idsinga said no other searches are anticipated. Over that period, police found teeth, bones and other human remains nearly every day they searched.

Idsinga says that while police are continuing to study unsolved homicides and outstanding missing person's reports, there is now no evidence to suggest McArthur's alleged involvement in any additional killings.

Global News will have live coverage of the police news conference beginning at 10 a.m.

"I'm still getting tips internationally from different countries by email and we are following up on absolutely everything so we still have a lot of work to do", he said.

Most of the men had connections to Toronto's Gay Village.

Later that month, he was charged with the first-degree murders of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick.

In April police charged McArthur in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi, who was reported missing in 2010, and days later charged him in the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, who came to Canada from Sri Lanka and was not reported missing.

McArthur is due in court next week.

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