Police lay sixth murder charge against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur
With the help of Canada's first and only full-time forensic anthropologist, police say they have identified the remains of Skandaraj “Skanda” Navaratnam among the six found at a Leaside home.
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Police have laid a sixth murder charge against Bruce McArthur in a series of disappearances around Toronto’s gay village.
McArthur was expected to appear in a Toronto court on Friday, charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Skandaraj “Skanda” Navaratnam.
McArthur, 66, had earlier been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the cases of Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick.
Police have described the disappearances as the work of a serial killer.
On Feb. 8, police confirmed that the remains of at least six people had been recovered at a home on Mallory Crescent where McArthur did landscaping work. One of the victims was identified as Kinsman.
“I do anticipate more charges being laid,” Idsinga told reporters at the Mallory home, which police have been combing through since Jan. 18.
After investigating the inside of the home, excavating the frozen ground and searching the drainage network, police said they would be wrapping up their search at the house.
Idsinga told the Star that Dr. Kathy Gruspier — the first and only fulltime forensic anthropologist in Canada, who oversaw the excavation — didn’t find any sign of previous digging.
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