TORONTO, CANADA — Police have recovered more human remains in a ravine behind a Toronto property used by alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.
McArthur, a landscaper, has already been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder — and police have said that they believe that there could be more victims found.
The remains are the second set that authorities have unearthed since they began digging in the area on Wednesday, aided by forensic experts and cadaver dogs. They were found in a compost pile behind the residence where McArthur reportedly stored his landscaping tools.
McArthur, 66, of Toronto, is alleged to have killed Majeed Kayhan, Selim Esen, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Abdulbasir Faizi, and Kirushna Kanagaratnam in a series of murders that terrorized the city’s Gay Village.
Police have recovered the bodies of all of the men except Majeed Kayhan in large planters around the same property.
“The best-case scenario is those remains that we’ve recovered are matched up to remains we’ve already recovered,” lead investigator Hank Idsinga said Friday, according to The Province. But if not, these could indicate two additional victims for McArthur.
VIDEO: A team of investigators sifting through soil behind the Mallory Cres. home including a pile of compost off the bank of the property in the ravine. Human remains found here yesterday w the pathologist for identification @CBCToronto pic.twitter.com/XQoseayuoq
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Police have searched around 100 properties so far, and also meticulously combed McArthur’s apartment for potential evidence. Authorities also say that they are continuing to investigate cold cases dating back decades for any connection to McArthur.
McArthur is due back in court on July 23.
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Main photo: The Toronto home where human remains were found [CBC News: The National / YouTube (screenshot)]