Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

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.

Anyone who retained McArthur to do landscaping work or has information has been asked to contact the Toronto police team dedicated to the investigation at 416-808-2021 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Police also announced the identification of the remains of Soroush Mahmudi, a 50-year-old who was reported missing in 2015.

Police have said they found the dismembered remains of six people in large planters at the home of one of McArthur's clients in Leaside. "There's hundreds of outstanding missing persons occurrences that we're looking at".

Police investigated his death as part of Project Houston, which ran from November 2012 to April 2014 and probed the disappearances of three men who went missing from Toronto's gay village. It is believed he was murdered between May 2016 and July 2017.

But at a press conference Friday, Idsinga said the analysis of fingerprints and dental records allowed police to identify Skandaraj Navaratnam as McArthur's sixth alleged victim.

"I believe we have evidence on how some of them may have been killed".

The 58-year-old Toronto man was reported missing in October 2012.

They later added three more first degree murder charges in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, 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.

Police are also looking at two other properties in the city, and have reached out to police forces overseas, where McArthur may have travelled, for help.

Court documents also indicate McArthur was convicted of assault with a weapon for attacking a man with a metal pipe in 2001.

Officers have also been searching McArthur's Toronto apartment since his arrest on January 18.

  • Joey Payne