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Canada Police identify man in photo linked to Bruce McArthur

21:25  13 april  2018
21:25  13 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Police have identified another man who is believed to be a victim of Bruce McArthur . In March, investigators had released a photo depicting a deceased man

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TORONTO - A man believed to be another victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur has been identified after investigators released his photograph and appealed to the public for help, police said Friday.

McArthur, a 66-year-old self-employed landscaper, currently faces seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with men who had ties to the city's LGBTQ community.

In early March, police released a photograph of a dead man believed to be another one of the McArthur's alleged victims, saying they needed help identifying the bearded middle-aged individual.

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Homicide detectives say they have positively identified a deceased man whose image they obtained in the course of an investigation into an alleged serial killer targeting Toronto’s gay community.

TORONTO — A man believed to be another victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur has been identified after investigators released his photograph and appealed to the public for help, police said Friday.

Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga said at the time that releasing the headshot was a "last resort." Investigators did not say when the photograph was taken or how investigators found it.

Earlier this week, Idsinga released a new version of the photograph, enhanced by a member of the public, saying police had received hundreds of tips, but had yet to identify the man in the image.

On Friday, police said they had been able to identify the man.

They said they would not release the man's name or details on whether new charges will be laid against McArthur until the man's next of kin were notified.

McArthur was arrested in January and charged with the murders of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, who went missing from Toronto's gay village in 2017. Later that month, McArthur was charged with the murders of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick. In February, he was charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam.

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On Wednesday, McArthur was charged in the death of 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi, who disappeared from the gay village in 2010.

At least seven sets of remains, including Faizi’s, have been recovered from planters located at a Toronto home where McArthur once worked as a landscaper, police have said.

The sprawling police investigation, which Idsinga has previously described as unprecedented in size and scope, is now also scrutinizing 15 unsolved homicides that took place between 1975 and 1997.

There is no current evidence linking McArthur to the cold cases but they fit the general profile of the alleged victims identified to date, Idsinga has said.

Police say they plan to investigate at least 70 more properties where McArthur is believed to have worked, and also remain on the scene of McArthur's east-Toronto apartment.

Review will examine how Toronto police handle missing persons cases .
The Toronto Police Services Board has struck a small committee with the tall order of examining how missing persons cases are probed by its officers — an independent review commissioned in the wake of the ongoing investigation into alleged serial murderer Bruce McArthur. At a meeting at police headquarters Wednesday, the civilian board approved the members of the committee, which will examine Toronto police practices and conduct related to missing persons investigations, and compile a list of best practices.

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