Canada Toronto church to hold vigil for victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

06:01  04 february  2018
06:01  04 february  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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A Toronto church with an international reputation for promoting human rights hosted a vigil for the victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur on Sunday night. Attendees at the Metropolitan Community Church lit five candles for Majeed Kayhan, Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen

At an emotional candlelight vigil in Toronto 's east-end Sunday, the city's LGBTQ community gathered to remember the alleged victims of a serial killer as members of the community - not just victims .

a group of people posing for the camera: Dean Lisowick, Selim Esen, Soroush Mahmudi, Majeed Kayhan and Andrew Kinsman appear in a combination photo. Toronto man Bruce McArthur is charged with five counts of first degree murder in their deaths.© Provided by Corus Media Holdings, Inc. Dean Lisowick, Selim Esen, Soroush Mahmudi, Majeed Kayhan and Andrew Kinsman appear in a combination photo. Toronto man Bruce McArthur is charged with five counts of first degree murder in their deaths.

The Metropolitan Community Church is hosting a vigil Sunday night to remember the five men who are presumed dead at the hands of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

“We all feel a mix of horror and sadness and fear… I think the whole city is grieving,” said Rev. Jeff Rock, senior pastor with the Metropolitan Community Church located in the Gerard Street East and Logan Avenue area.

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A vigil was held Sunday for the victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur . Community members gathered in Toronto ’s gay village to remember.

Earlier this week, Toronto police charged alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur with three more counts of first-degree murder, in addition to the two laid earlier this month, following an investigation into the deaths of missing men in the city’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood.

Investigators identified the deceased as 58-year-old Majeed Kayhan, who was part of the Project Houston probe looking into the disappearances of three missing men from 2012 to 2014; 50-year-old Soroush Mahmudi, who was reported missing by his family in Scarborough in 2015; and Dean Lisowick, believed to be in his 40s, who was never reported missing and lived in Toronto’s shelter system. Police believe he died between May 2016 and July 2017.

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The Metropolitan Community Church is hosting a vigil Sunday night to remember the five men who are presumed dead at the hands of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur . “We all feel a mix of horror and sadness and fear… I think the whole city is grieving,” said Rev.

A Toronto community that has been rocked by allegations of a serial killer targeting LGBTQ individuals came together to mourn their losses Sunday night. Attendees lit five candles for the known alleged victims of 66-year-old Bruce McArthur .

McArthur, 66, a self-employed landscaper, was initially charged with first-degree murder two weeks ago in connection with the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen from The Village.

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The church posted information on the vigil on its website and Rock said the church has cancelled its regularly scheduled mass and will replace it with the vigil on Sunday at 7 p.m.

“We’re intentionally not doing a religious-based service but something for the broader community. We have a seating capacity of 600 and I think it would be a real show of solidarity if we got that many people,” he said.

“We are ready to fill this place with a lot of love.”

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Rock’s intention is for the event to create a safe place for people to grieve.

“Just recognizing there is a lot of unsettled things on people’s hearts,” he said.

“This candlelight vigil is designed to create a place for people to grieve and for people to be together so people know they are not alone.”

-- With files from David Shum

No more human remains in search for serial killer victims at Leaside home .
No human remains have been found buried in the backyard of a Leaside home where the remains of at least six individuals were discovered in planter pots, Toronto police said Tuesday.A garage at the house, which is owned by Karen Fraser and Ron Smith, was used by Bruce McArthur to store his landscaping equipment. McArthur, 66, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick. Police have described the deaths as the work of a serial killer.

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