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Police say 'trove of evidence' found inside alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur's apartment

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Ainsley Smith May 15, 2018 1:26 pm 557

Since alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur’s arrest in January 2018, investigators have been completing a forensic search of his apartment on Thorncliffe Road near Toronto’s Don Valley.

According to police, this examination is now complete and has 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.”

According to police, the apartment has now been turned over to the property management company for the building.

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 a home where McArthur worked.

Police said the investigation continues.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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