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Police discover remains of at least six people in plant pots connected to Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur

Jasmine Andersson February 9, 2018

Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old self-employed landscaper, has been charged with eight counts of murder

Police have said that they have found the remains of at least six people as the investigation into Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur continues.

The remains, which were disposed in plant pots, have been discovered alongside three other people’s remains in a property in the Toronto neighbourhood of Leaside.

The house and its land, which belonged to two elderly residents who let landscape gardener McArthur dispose of his tools onsite, is being excavated by the police in a bid to ascertain how many potential victims there are of the gay killer.

Using ground penetrating radar and canine units, the team are thawing the frozen ground with heaters and a tent in order to find any other potential victims.

Bruce McArthur

McArthur, 66, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of five men, with the bodies of Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Marmudi, Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman having being found on the site.

Due to the harsh weather conditions in the city, the police believe that it could take them up to a week to excavate any remains on the site.

It has come to light that McArthur previously carried out attacks against the gay community.

In 2003, the landscape gardener was banned from Toronto’s gay village for attacking another man with a metal bar.

He listed himself on gay dating websites such as fetish site SilverDaddies, asking to be contacted by “submissive men of all ages.”:

The police have also revealed that they discovered a naked man chained to a radiator on the morning they arrested the suspected serial killer.

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