Toronto police set to update Bruce McArthur case

Toronto police set to update Bruce McArthur case

The alleged Canadian serial-killer accused of devoting his victims garden trinkets is now dealing with a seventh murder charge, prosecutors in Toronto declared Wednesday.

The 66-year-old landscaper appeared by video in a Toronto courtroom this morning where the Crown said the new first-degree murder charge had been laid in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi.

McArthur is already charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of six men who have connections to Toronto's LGBTQ community.

Officers recovered the remains of seven people from planters around a midtown Toronto home where McArthur worked.

Speaking at a news conference to provide new information about the investigation, which has made global headlines, lead investigator Det.

According to a source with knowledge of the probe, McArthur will face a seventh murder charge.

McArthur was also charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam in February. While he said there is no current evidence linking McArthur to the cold cases, they fit the general profile of the alleged victims identified to date. It closed after 18 months as it did not establish the whereabouts of the missing men or resolve the circumstances on their disappearances, police said.

The remains of Andrew Kinsman, Soroush Mahmudi and Skandaraj Navaratnam had previously been identified, Idsinga said.

His vehicle, a 2002 Nissan Sentra, was found abandoned on Moore Ave., near St. Clair Ave. and Mount Pleasant Rd. - a short drive from where McArthur worked as a landscaper. Police have said the man was dead when the picture was taken, but won't say when or how they obtained the image. The photo was released with the hope that a member of the public may be able to identify him.

FILE - This undated file photo released by Toronto police shows Abdulbasir Faizi, an Afghan who immigrated to Canada from Iran. She said his auto was discovered six days later just around the corner from a house where human remains were recovered in planters in midtown Toronto.

He has been in custody since his arrest in January.

Lisowick, a homeless prostitute who struggled with drugs hadn't even been reported missing when police announced he was one of victims.

Idsinga said it's quite possible that the victim was not a resident of Toronto and that police were hoping to get tips to the man's identity from other countries as well.

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