Accused serial killer McArthur charged with eighth count of first-degree murder

Share

Police had been concentrating on 22 potential identifications last week, but Kanagaratnam was not on the list, Idsinga said.

Police were able to identify Kanagaratnam after taking what Idsinga called a "last resort" and releasing a photo where he appeared to be dead.

With the exception of Kayhan, police say they've identified the remains of those men in the planters.

The new charge is for the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, who arrived in Canada from Sri Lanka in 2010.

Idsinga said more remains might be found at the home McArthur used as storage and that 75 properties linked to the landscaper are under investigation.

More details emerge about arrest of DB Daryl Worley
Fortunato Perri, Worley's attorney, has not responded to calls from PennLive, but he spoke with ABC6 Action News on Sunday . Authorities say they found Worley passed out inside a vehicle, and that the vehicle was blocking a highway.

The exact cause of death has also not been determined at this point.

"I think we've all seen in the media so-called experts who tell us that serial killers don't start in their late fifties", Idsinga says.

A 66-year-old landscaper who was known in Toronto's Gay Village, Mr. McArthur was arrested in January, confirming years of community fears that a string of gay men who went missing in Toronto were victims of foul play.

Idsinga said investigators are looking into 15 other cold cases dating back to the 1975, but have not found a connection.

During this time, McArthur allegedly murdered Mahmudi, a man who lived in Scarborough with his wife and hadn't come out to his family; Dean Lisowick, a sex worker who struggled with homelessness, and Selim Esen, a recent immigrant with few friends. He is alleged to have killed them between 2010 and 2017.

'I Am Gay' Goes Viral After Chinese Site Weibo Censors LGBT Content
Weibo, China's Twitter-like platform, boasts some 400 million active monthly users - roughly 25 percent more than Twitter itself. The hashtag "I am gay " was viewed almost 300 million times on Weibo before being censored on Saturday.

Although police initially said they found the remains of eight people, Idsinga could not definitely say if, between the various body parts found in the planters, the remains of other victims not yet identified were mixed in.

The first probe - named Project Houston - was launched in 2012 to investigate the disappearances of Faizi, Kayhan and Navaratnam.

In this artist's sketch, alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur makes an appearance via video in a Toronto courtroom, on April 11, 2018.

Saunders apologized in February after seeming to suggest in a published interview that police might have cracked the cases earlier if members of the public had been more forthcoming with investigators.

Alan Shearer Sends Warning To Premier League After City Title Win
City are 16 points clear of second placed United, who can only take a maximum of 15 points from their remaining five games. Antonio Valencia says he has seen improvement from Manchester United this season and expects them win more in 2018-19.

Share