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 prosecution said in court Wednesday that McArthur, a 66-year-old landscaper, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi. McArthur is now charged with their murders and the murders of four other men.
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.
Toronto police are expected to hold a news conference later today to provide an update on their investigation into McArthur.
Investigators have identified six sets of remains so far - 49-year-old Andrew Kinsman, 50-year-old Soroush Mahmudi, 40-year-old Skandaraj Navaratnam and now 44-year-old Esen, 42-year-old Faizi and 42-year-old Lisowick. McArthur had already been charged with the murders of Esen and Lisowick.
Toronto police said a week they're on the lookout for any connections between McArthur plus also a set of grisly, unsolved murders in the 1970 s.
Idsinga says the remains of alleged victim Majeed Kayhan have not been identified.
Last month Homicide detectives released a photo of an eighth potential victim in an effort to identify the unknown man.
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Police are also waiting for warmer weather to investigate other properties associated with McArthur, Idsinga said.
When they then went to police, officers suggested he had probably just left, the relative said.
Idsinga said police are now re-examining 15 cold cases dating back as far as 1975 in their investigation.
Faizi's auto was found a short distance from the house McArthur used as storage.
In January, McArthur was arrested and charged with the murders of Esen and Kinsman.
Lisowick, a homeless prostitute who struggled with drugs hadn't even been reported missing when police announced he was one of victims.
The city's police board has also approved an external review, requested by Mayor John Tory, that will look into how the force handled the cases of men missing from the gay village.
Bruce McArthur has been charged with the first-degree murder of Abdulbasir Faizi. McArthur was questioned around the time Toronto police launched Project Houston, sources have told the Star.