Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is making a court appearance by video link in Toronto this morning, according to CBC.
He is scheduled to appear at the College Park Courts just after 9 am.
The 66-year-old self-employed landscaper has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of several 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.
Today’s court appearance comes days after police said investigators completed a month-long forensic search of McArthur’s apartment on Thorncliffe Road near Toronto’s Don Valley where investigators found a “trove of evidence.”
The examination 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.”
Police said the investigation continues.