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Bruce McArthur's killing fields
« on: June 03, 2018, 04:42:06 PM »
Victim's pictures and other links at link below.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/mallory-canine-search-ends-1.4687132Forensic teams wrapped up their meticulous search of the apartment in mid-May. They collected around 1,800 exhibits and took around 18,000 photographs of the scene.

Toronto police say trove of evidence found in alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur's apartment
Lead investigator Det.-Sgt Hank Idsinga says his teams are now conducting follow-up investigations to determine if further property searches will be required.


McArthur is scheduled to make his next court appearance on June 22, two days after a judicial pretrial.

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 09:52:58 AM »
After working out details with the city who owns the land, the search for more victims began last week in a ravine where dogs sniffed out more spots of human remains.

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/mcarthur-mallory-idsinga-search-1.4734659

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Police have discovered more human remains near the north Toronto property where the dismembered bodies of seven men allegedly killed by Bruce McArthur were found in garden planters earlier this year.

Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga, the lead investigator on the case, said the remains were uncovered in a forested ravine area. Police were prompted to focus on the ravine after canine units indicated in May that human body parts may be buried there. 

Unsealed warrants show trail police followed to Bruce McArthur's arrest
"We haven't identified what the remains are or who they belonged to," Idsinga said, adding that the remains could be from those already recovered. It was the first time that remains discovered around the property were not found in planters, he said.


Police expect to be at the site for several more weeks. (Tijana Martin/Canadian Press)
Police will likely be working at the site for the next several weeks, Idsinga said, as the cadaver dogs sniffed out a number of additional spots that will be thoroughly searched.

Idsinga said they have also searched about 100 properties with links to McArthur's landscaping business and cadaver dogs found few spots of interest, but after some "minor excavations," nothing was found.

The ravine sits at the back of the property on Mallory Crescent, in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood, where McArthur worked as a landscaper before his arrest in January.

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Re: Bruce McArthur's killing fields
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 02:02:34 AM »
CBC stated today that police were finished now with the ravine digs. Following link has a video detailing how they dig and why it takes so long.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/bruce-mcarthur-s-alleged-victims-why-investigating-their-remains-takes-so-long-1.4743590

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Re: Bruce McArthur's killing fields
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 12:39:56 PM »
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/police-identify-remains-of-eighth-alleged-victim-of-bruce-mcarthur-found-in-a-toronto-ravine

The remains police found scattered in various areas were those of one victim already included in the group of eight.

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.Six months after charging Bruce McArthur with the murder of Majeed Kayhan, Toronto police announced Friday they have found his remains in a ravine behind a property where the alleged serial killer worked as a landscaper.

Det-Sgt. Hank Idsinga told a press conference police returned to the mid-town Toronto property on July 4 after an initial investigation in the winter uncovered the remains of seven men hidden inside planters. Police spent weeks combing through the inside of the home on Mallory Crescent after McArthur’s arrest in January, before taking the search outside and performing an excavation that found nothing.

Idsinga made it clear at the time that police would return to the home when the weather warmed as part of a massive sweep that saw investigators search approximately 100 properties.


Majeed Kayhan THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Police Service
After searches at every other property linked to McArthur came up empty, investigators armed with canine units trained to detect human remains returned to Mallory Crescent for a nine-day-long search. Police found teeth, bones and other human remains on almost every one of the nine days they searched. On Friday, Idsinga confirmed the remains belonged to the 58-year-old Kayhan.

Although police already had enough evidence to charge McArthur with the murder, Idsinga said finding the remains allows Kayhan’s family to finally find closure.