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Bruce McArthur investigation,
Additional charge laid
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Broadcast time: 14:52
Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Since January 2018, Bruce McArthur, 66, of Toronto, has been charged with six counts of First-Degree Murder.

It is alleged that he is responsible for the deaths of:

1) Selim Esen
2) Andrew Kinsman
3) Majeed Kayhan
4) Dean Lisowick
5) Soroush Mahmudi
6) Skandaraj Navaratnam

On April 11, 2018, a seventh charge of First-Degree Murder was laid in relation to the death of Abdulbasir Faizi.

Since February 2018, the Toronto Police Service has been working in partnership with the Centre of Forensic Sciences to identify the remains of at least seven bodies. Through various means, the following individuals have been identified:

1) Andrew Kinsman
2) Soroush Mahmudi
3) Skandaraj Navaratnam

As of today, the remains of Selim Esen, Abdulbasir Faizi and Dean Lisowick have also been identified. Work continues in an effort to identify the last set of remains.

On March 5, 2018, investigators released a photograph of a deceased man for the purpose of identifying him. More than 70 potential identities were submitted to police; 22 are still being considered but, so far, no identification has been made.

Investigators have worked with a sketch artist from Forensic Identification Services to create a likeness of the man in the photograph. Police are asking national and international media outlets to post this image, as it is possible the man may not be from the Toronto area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Project Team at 416-808-2021 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

The Toronto Police Service has created an information pamphlet for the community. Hard copies can be requested by calling LGBTQ Liaison Officer Constable Danielle Bottineau at 416-808-7263.

If you are a community organization that would like to hear from the Toronto Police Service, please contact Danielle Bottineau or Deputy Chief Barbara McLean to make arrangements.

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga, Homicide