McArthur charged with sixth case of first-degree murder

Posted February 24, 2018

Det. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga said in a one-on-one interview with CBC's The National earlier this week that he would provide new details about the investigation.

Police launch Project Houston to investigate the disappearance of three men from Toronto's gay village, including Navaratnam and Kayhan.

February 8, 2018 - Police say they've recovered the remains of six people from planters at a house where McArthur worked as a landscaper, and say they expect to lay more charges.

Police are also reviewing "multiple outstanding" murders, unexplained "sudden death" cases, and "hundreds of outstanding missing persons cases" going back decades for possible links to McArthur, he said.

The self-employed landscaper was arrested on January 18 and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in relation to the disappearance of Kinsman and Selim Esen.

Police believe Lisowick, of no fixed address, was killed sometime between May 2016 and July 2017.

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Navaratnam, 40, went missing in the Church and Wellesley area after leaving Zipperz, a bar in the gay village in 2010.

Though police expect to find more victims beyond the human remains in the planters, they say the entire investigation process could "go in to the years".

Sources said photographs of eight murder victims were found on McArthur's computer, but two have yet to be unidentified.

Police laid three more first-degree murder charges against McArthur about two weeks later, related to the disappearances of Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and the death of Dean Lisowick, either 43 or 44, who had never been reported missing. This brings to six the number of charges of the capital crime now attributed to the former landscape contractor.

February 13, 2018 - Police say excavation at the home's backyard turned up no human remains, but suggest they may "revisit the scene" when the weather warms up.

McArthur is scheduled to return to court on February 28.

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