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Alleged Canadian serial killer charged with 8th murder

Alleged Canadian serial killer charged with 8th murder

Hank Idsinga, a detective sergeant with Toronto police, said on Monday the 66-year-old landscaper has been charged with first-degree murder over the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam. Authorities said he was allegedly murdered by McArthur sometime between September 3 and December 14, 2015.

Last week, investigators said they had identified a deceased man in a photo they had released last month.

Toronto police were able to identify Kanagaratnam with the help of an worldwide government agency after circulating a photo of him that was found during their investigation.

The remains of this man have now been identified as Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, who came to Canada in 2010 from Sri Lanka and resided in Scarborough.

McArthur worked as a landscaper and reportedly hid the remains of some of his alleged victims in flowerpots at a property that he did work for.

The exact cause of death has also not been determined at this point.

"I think we've all seen in the media so-called experts who tell us that serial killers don't start in their late 50s and their 60s", Idsinga said.

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Selim Esen, 44, Abdulbasir Faizi, 44, Majeed Kayhan, 58, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Dean Lisowick, 47, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40.

On Friday, police announced that they had identified a dead man who is believed to be another alleged victim of McArthur.

Kanagaratnam's remains were recovered from garden planters at a home in central Toronto where McArthur kept his landscaping equipment. "But if we listen to these experts, we'd be looking for a brown-skinned, 35 year-old male".

Police said there are now no known links between Kanagaratnam and the "Gay Village" of Toronto which other victims are known to have visited.

He emphasized, however, that police have not uncovered any evidence to suggest that McArthur's alleged killing spree began before 2010 when Navaratnam is believed to have died. McArthur came to the police's attention in the fall of 2017 as part of that probe.

Police will be providing an update on the case at Toronto police headquarters at 10:30 a.m. Police plan to search them once the weather warms in early May.

An external review to be launched later this month will look into the way in which Toronto police investigated the missing men reports.


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