Police identify three more sets of remains in McArthur investigation

Police identify three more sets of remains in McArthur investigation

The already sprawling investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur has expanded more than 40 years into the past, police said Wednesday as they laid another murder charge in the case.

In early March, police announced they had recovered at the remains of at least seven people from planters at a home on Mallory Crescent where McArthur kept his landscaping equipment.

On Wednesday, Idsinga said the remains of three more victims found at the home had been identified as Faizi, Selim Esen, 44, and Dean Lisowick, 47. 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.

Faizi, an assistant machine operator at a printing company, went missing on 29 December 2010.

Toronto police search a property associated with Bruce McArthur in the Toronto area of Leaside on Feb 8, 2018.

Police previously said he was on a suicide watch for a period of time.

An immigrant from Afghanistan, Faizi lived in Mississauga with his wife and two daughters and worked at a nearby factory.

"She didn't know. He wasn't out".

"The question is, how far are they going to go back?" he said.

But she said she always knew he didn't run away.

"It didn't make sense".

Faizi's disappearance was being investigated by Toronto police in connection with the disappearance of Skandaraj Navaratnam and Majeed Kayhan, 58, under an investigation dubbed Project Houston. The three are South Asian or Middle Eastern and frequented gay bars in Toronto's Gay Village.

Toronto police continue to be in discussions with various other police agencies, including internationally, about the investigation.

McArthur was arrested January 18 and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, who went missing from the Gay Village in 2017.

Faizi's auto was found a short distance from the house McArthur used as storage.

McArthur appeared via video link at College Park courts on Wednesday morning. McArthur has not entered a plea.

Police also have evidence that leads them to believe that Lisowick was killed in April of 2016, he said. Nonetheless McArthur goes by means of murder prices related to the deaths of those six males and Majeed Kayhan.

Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga shows reporters a new version of the photograph Toronto police released of a man they believe is deceased, on April 11, 2018 at Toronto police headquarters.



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