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Canada Police find items at home linked to McArthur

04:30  05 july  2018
04:30  05 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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a group of baseball players standing on top of a grass covered field© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Toronto police say "items of interest" yet to be identified have been found at a property where accused serial killer Bruce McArthur worked as a landscaper.

Police had already found the remains of seven men buried in planters at the property in midtown Toronto, but resumed digging at the property on Wednesday.

McArthur, 66, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of eight men with ties to Toronto's gay village.

Police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray says investigators originally did a dig at the property over the winter and nothing was found.

She says it was decided to revisit all the properties where McArthur worked again when the springtime hit and the thaw was done.

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Gray says canine units found "a number of different spots" of interest on the property when they returned in the spring.

"We did find ... items of interest," Gray said Wednesday evening.

"They have been taken away by the coroner's office where they will undergo testing and, until the coroner has been able to do their testing, I'm unable to confirm exactly what it is," Gray said.

Police dogs also searched about 100 other properties with links to McArthur's landscaping business but found nothing, she said.

The excavation began Wednesday and is expected to last multiple weeks, Gray added.

McArthur, currently in custody at a western Toronto jail, is alleged to have killed Selim Esen, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.

His case is scheduled to return to court on July 23.

Police resume digging at Mallory Cres. home linked to Bruce McArthur .
Toronto police returned Tuesday to a Leaside property linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, resuming their digging for more human remains. Last week, police launched a second, more extensive investigation at a Mallory Cres. home where McArthur had done some landscaping work, and found more human remains in a ravine behind the property on the first day. More remains were found Thursday, the second day of their search. A post-mortemToronto police returned Tuesday to a Leaside property linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, resuming their digging for more human remains.

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