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Toronto man faces murder charges in six men's deaths

Toronto man faces murder charges in six men's deaths

Police launch Project Houston to investigate the disappearance of three men from Toronto's gay village, including Navaratnam and Kayhan.

His remains were among those found earlier this month by police on a property linked to Mr McArthur.

The 50-year-old was reported missing in 2015 by his family in east Toronto.

Toronto police have laid a new murder charge against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, bringing the total number of men he's accused of killing to six.

McArthur's alleged victims, from left to right: Selim Esen, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Andrew Kinsman and Majeed Kayhan.

Det. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga will be holding a news conference at police headquarters at 10:45 a.m.

Work is underway to identify the three other sets of remains, Idsinga said, noting that police could be dealing with more victims not yet named in the list of charges. Kayhan, 58, went missing in 2012. It is believed he was murdered between May 2016 and July 2017.

According to local media, police made a quick decision to enter McArthur's home and arrest him on January 18 when they saw a young man enter his flat.

Meanwhile, police are now investigating what they believe is a murder scene in McArthur's apartment on the 19th floor of his building at 95 Thorncliffe Park Dr.

Selim Esen, 44, went missing last April.

Police are also reviewing "multiple outstanding" murders, unexplained "sudden death" cases, and "hundreds of outstanding missing persons cases" going back decades for possible links to McArthur, he said.

Excavation at the Toronto home where McArthur stored items for his landscaping business - and where the planters were found - ended on February 14, and the home was released back to its owners. After an excavation of the backyard did not lead to further discovery of human remains, Idsinga said the police investigation of the property may not yet be complete.


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