Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder

Katrina Barker
April 18, 2018

A mystery dead man from a disturbing photo released by police finally has a name as investigators laid an eighth murder charge against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

Idsinga says Kanagaratnam's remains were found at a home McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business. The victim is a man who was identified by police from a picture of him taken shortly after he died.

Unlike the other victims, police have not found a connection between Kanagaratnam and Toronto's gay village, nor are they aware of any activity on gay dating apps.

At a news conference this morning Homicide Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga said the latest victim is a previously unknown male.

"The identification was confirmed with the assistance from an worldwide government agency", said Idsinga, though he would not provide further details.

In this artist's sketch, alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur makes an appearance via video in a Toronto courtroom, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. In February, he was also charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam.

McArthur was arrested in January and charged with the murders of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, who went missing from Toronto's gay village in 2017. Still, they drew up a missing person poster around the same time that police believe he was killed and shared it on social media.

Kanagratnam is the second alleged victim of McArthur's who was an immigrant from Sri Lanka. He was seen in a photo recovered as part of the investigation into McArthur and then shared with reporters in the hopes of uncovering his identity.

To date, the remains of Majeed Kayhan have never been identified.

He has no immediate family in Canada and was never reported as missing. They have also said their investigation could reach as far back as 1975.

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.

According to Idsinga, the victim was murdered sometime between December 3rd and 14th 2015 when the victim was 37.

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