Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation Monday

Police to provide update on McArthur case this morning

Police to provide update on McArthur case this morning

Canadian alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is now facing an eighth murder charge. The dismembered remains of all the victims - except for Majeed Kayhan - were found in them.

Those cold cases fit the general profile of the first seven alleged victims, Idsinga said, but acknowledged that police will be casting a "wide open net".

Police held back the deceased man's identity on Friday, saying they needed to get in touch with his family before releasing any more information, but promised to give further details at Monday's press conference.

Det. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga released a photo of a deceased man believed to have been killed by Bruce McArthur last month. But Idsinga confirmed last week the man may not be from Toronto, adding investigators had been following up with some worldwide agencies in relation to the man's photo.

Idsinga said Kanagaratnam, who was identified with the help of an unnamed worldwide agency, was allegedly killed between September and December 2015.

McArthur is charged with seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with the disappearances of seven men, many of whom were known to frequent Toronto's Gay Village area. Bottom row, from left to right: Dean Lisowick, 47, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Majeed Kayhan, 58. And in February, he was charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam.

The sprawling police investigation, which Idsinga has previously described as unprecedented in size and scope, is now also scrutinizing 15 unsolved homicides that took place between 1975 and 1997.

A police source previously told CBC Toronto the image of the dead man was among a cache of pictures of alleged victims found on McArthur's computer.

Police will update their investigation at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

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