Canada Police resume digging at Mallory Cres. home linked to Bruce McArthur

20:08  11 july  2018
20:08  11 july  2018 Source:   thestar.com

Police resume dig at home linked to Bruce McArthur

  Police resume dig at home linked to Bruce McArthur Toronto police say they will resume digging at a property where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper. Police have already found the remains of at least seven men buried in planters at the property in midtown Toronto. McArthur, 66, has been charged with eight counts of first degree murder for the deaths of men with ties to the city's gay village. Investigators say they began excavating the home's backyard in January, but nothing was found.Police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray says a canine unit search of the property last month determined there was a need for further digging.

Toronto police returned Tuesday to a Leaside property linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur , resuming their digging for more human remains. Last week, police launched a second, more extensive investigation at a Mallory Cres . home where McArthur had done some landscaping work

Toronto police say they will resume digging at a property where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper. Investigators say they began excavating the home 's backyard in January, but nothing was found.

a group of people riding on the back of a truck: Investigators sift through compost looking for human remains in the back area of 53 Mallory Crescent last week. The property is linked to the Bruce McArthur murder investigation. Police are back at the home today.© Provided by Andrew Francis Wallace Investigators sift through compost looking for human remains in the back area of 53 Mallory Crescent last week. The property is linked to the Bruce McArthur murder investigation. Police are back at the home today.

Toronto police returned Tuesday to a Leaside property linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, resuming their digging for more human remains.

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Last week, police launched a second, more extensive investigation at a Mallory Cres. home where McArthur had done some landscaping work, and found more human remains in a ravine behind the property on the first day.

Excavation work continues today at property linked to Bruce McArthur probe

  Excavation work continues today at property linked to Bruce McArthur probe Toronto police are back at a midtown property Tuesday to continue searching for human remains in connection with their investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Last week, cadaver dogs were sent through a ravine at the back of a home on Mallory Crescent where the remains of seven men were found in large planters. McArthur is charged with first-degree murder in all seven cases, as well as an eighth in which remains have yet to be found. Last week, cadaver dogs were repeatedly sent into the ravine, while forensic investigators went sifting through the dirt to unearth the remains.

Toronto police say they will resume digging at a property where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper. Investigators say they began excavating the home 's backyard in January, but nothing was found.

Owners of Leaside house linked to Bruce McArthur brace for excavation work by police . Police and a forensic team have returned to a home at 53 Mallory Cres . in the Bayview and Moore area that is linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur .

More remains were found Thursday, the second day of their search.

A post-mortem examination is being conducted by the Ontario coroner’s office. It’s not known when those results will be released to the public.

The speed with which the remains were found was remarkable even to the lead investigator.

“We had anticipated being here for weeks, and when we found them that quickly it was a bit of a surprise,” Det.-Sgt Hank Idsinga told reporters last week.

Investigators suspended activities for the weekend, Idsinga said. Police will continue to dig as long as they get reactions from cadaver dogs at the site.

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More human remains found at McArthur-linked home

  More human remains found at McArthur-linked home Toronto police say they've found more human remains in a ravine near a home linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. This is the second set of remains police have found after forensic investigators began digging Wednesday near the property where McArthur worked as a landscaper.Det. Hank Idsinga says the human remains found Thursday have been sent for testing and no identification has been made. © Provided by thecanadianpress.com McArthur is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of men who had ties to the city's gay village.

The garage of the Mallory Crescent home . (CBC). More charges are expected to be laid against McArthur , Idsinga said. Police have had the home blocked off for three weeks. Remains of at least 6 people found on Toronto property tied to Bruce McArthur , police say.

July 4/2018 ~ Officers have started another excavation of the property on Mallory Cres , Toronto in relation to the Bruce McArthur case. VIDEO: Forensic investigators dig up drainpipe in front of home linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur .

An inside look at the task, in the McArthur investigation, of excavating for human remains

McArthur, 66, is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushnakumar Kanagaratnam. Their deaths range from 2010 to 2017.

Kayhan’s remains haven’t been found. The remains of the other seven victims were found earlier this year in planters at the Mallory Cres. home, shortly after McArthur’s arrest in January.

He is scheduled to appear in court again July 23.

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

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