Canada Toronto police to dig up drainpipe on property where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked

00:11  14 february  2018
00:11  14 february  2018 Source:   CBC

Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur did landscaping at another property near where remains found

  Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur did landscaping at another property near where remains found Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur did landscaping work at a building down the road from the property where police recovered the remains of at least six people, according to two former tenants. "He would work on the lawn, take care of flowers, planters, and stuff like that," said Frederic Bisson, who lived in an apartment building on Mallory Crescent in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood a decade ago. "I'm really shocked … he was really calm and quiet."Bisson's roommate at the time confirmed that he, too, remembers seeing McArthur work on the property, but he never spoke to him.

Police say they have charged accused serial killer Bruce McArthur with three additional murders, bringing the total number of murder charges to five. Randy Risling— Toronto Star/Getty Images. By Rob Gillies / AP.

Toronto police have found the remains of six people on a property in the city where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur had worked earlier. The six bodies have been identified, and McArthur has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

Toronto police say they plan to dig up the main drainpipe in front of a property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur worked and stored landscaping equipment.

The digging for potential evidence is expected to take place on Tuesday afternoon. The pipe is near a residence on Mallory Crescent, near Bayview and Moores avenues, in Leaside.

Police have found the remains of at least six people in planters on the property.

"It's our final step at the property for now. Checking the drains for any evidence is fairly standard," Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga, the lead investigator in the case, said in an email on Tuesday.

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McArthur, 66, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of five men: Selim Essen, 44, Sorush Mahmudi, 50, Dean Lisowick, either 43 or 44, Andrew Kinsman, 49, and Majeed Kayhan, 58.

Earlier on Tuesday, police said they did not find additional human remains in the property's backyard. Police crews have been digging in the backyard since last Friday.

a person standing in front of a building© Ivan Arsovski/CBCPolice say its crews are wrapping up at the property on Mallory Crescent.© Ivan Arsovski/CBC Police say its crews are wrapping up at the property on Mallory Crescent.

Idsinga said crews are wrapping up their excavation at the property and the focus of forensic teams will return to the 15 planters that have been seized from various locations.

"We will have a second run at some of the properties with the dogs once the ground thaws," he said.

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19 Jan 2018 TORONTO — Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur made a brief appearance in College Park courts Friday morning and was remanded in “It's a serial killer — alleged serial killer ,” Sgt. serial killer accused of killing five people had a man tied up inside his unit when police arrested him.

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Idsinga confirmed more planters were removed from the property Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution."

McArthur, who was arrested by police in January, is due to appear in a Toronto courtroom via video link on Wednesday.

As of Friday, investigators had searched five of the 15 planters seized from McArthur's clients.

Idsinga said a second location is on hold until some tests are done at Ontario's Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.

The Metropolitan United Church Choir performed at the ceremony.© Michael Charles Cole/CBC The Metropolitan United Church Choir performed at the ceremony.

The second location is considered a potential site for excavation, according to police spokesperson Meaghan Gray.

Gray said investigators are also reviewing outstanding missing persons cases and sorting through tips received from the public.

On Monday evening, members of more than a dozen different faiths gathered at the Metropolitan United Church to remember the five men alleged to have been killed by McArthur.

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

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