Toronto police to provide update on McArthur investigation

Bruce Mc Arthur currently faces five counts of first-degree murder but he may still be hit with more charges

Det. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga said in a one-on-one interview with CBC's The National earlier this week that he would provide new details about the investigation.

Toronto Police launched an investigation in December 2012, dubbed Project Houston, to probe the three disappearances but concluded the effort after 18 months without success.

Police say there may be as many as 10 victims, but it's still unclear if any of the remains that are not Kinsman's belong to the other men McArthur is charged with murdering.

The case has evolved with police now looking at "hundreds of outstanding missing persons occurrences" and even "occurrences where there's been a sudden death".

McArthur, a self-employed landscaper, was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman on January 18, following a months-long probe into missing persons cases of missing men from the city's Church-Wellesley Village.

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Police believe Lisowick, of no fixed address, was killed sometime between May 2016 and July 2017. That project began in 2013 to search for Navaratnam, Majeed Kayhan, a 58-year-old who was reported missing in October 2012, and one other missing man from the Gay Village.

As recently as six weeks before McArthur's arrest, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders tried to dispel fears that a serial killer was at large. Ten days later, Idsinga announced McArthur had also been charged with with the first-degree murders of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick.

February 13, 2018 - Police say excavation at the home's backyard turned up no human remains, but suggest they may "revisit the scene" when the weather warms up.

He said police have also identified at least two properties for potential excavation, but said forensic test results are needed before they can proceed. This brings to six the number of charges of the capital crime now attributed to the former landscape contractor.

Police charged McArthur with Navaratnam's death on February 23.

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