Toronto police have provided an update into the ongoing Bruce McArthur investigation following the recent search and excavation of the Mallory Crescent property in Leaside connected to the 66-year-old landscaper.
Friday morning, Detective Sgt. Hank Insinga told members of the media that police have identified the human remains found at a Toronto home where the alleged serial killer worked.
Police say they have now identified the remains of Majeed Kayhan, who is one of the eight men McArthur allegedly killed. Police believe Kayhan was killed in 2012.
Sgt. Insinga said Kayhan’s remains were discovered during a nine-day search in a ravine near the Mallory Crescent property where McArthur worked as a landscaper.
He also added there’s no evidence to suggest there are more victims than the eight men already identified.
However, Idsinga said police will continue to review cold-case files and missing-persons cases dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.
This update comes two months after investigators completed a forensic search of McArthur’s apartment on Thorncliffe Road near Toronto’s Don Valley.
The investigation led to the seizure of more than 1,800 pieces of evidence and over 18,000 photographs of the scene and its contents were taken by investigators.
Police have yet to reveal what evidence they collected or what was photographed.
Combined with the search of the additional crime scenes, which includes the properties where McArthur worked as landscaper and vehicles related to McArthur, this has been “the largest forensic examination in Toronto Police Service history.”
McArthur has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of a number of men, including Selim Esen, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnama, and Abdulbasir Faizi.
All eight men vanished from in or around Toronto’s Gay Village between 2010 and 2016.
Forensic specialists have confirmed that the remains of some of the men turned up in planters seized at the Mallory Crescent home where McArthur worked during the winter months.