Crown identifies seventh alleged victim of Bruce McArthur

Bruce McArthur

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur faces seventh charge of first-degree murder

From left, lawyer Samantha Saunders, part of McArthur's defence team, McArthur, Justice Wendy Agnew and Crown Michael Cantlon are shown.

Toronto Police is all set to offer an update into the investigation of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

CBC News reports that McArthur, 66, was officially charged with the murder of Abdulbasir Faizi.

On Wednesday, lead investigator Det.

Police are still trying to identify the remains of victims that were found at a house where McArthur stored his tools for his landscaping business.

Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, is reported missing to Peel Regional Police, west of Toronto.

In addition to the ongoing homicide investigation, there are a number of other related probes, including an internal investigation that a source says is related to a previous police interview of McArthur.

Toronto police said last week that they are looking for any links between McArthur and a series of grisly, unsolved murders from the 1970s.

Idsinga said they have succeeded in obtaining "quite a few exhibits" from the property and expects they will be there for a couple of weeks more.

As well as they talked about they're planning to take a look at 75 properties inside the Toronto area for any proof of various victims.

January 18, 2018 - McArthur is arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Esen and Kinsman.

April 11, 2018 - Police lay a seventh murder charge against McArthur in Faizi's death.

An external review into how the police investigated the case has been reviewed by the city's police board.

On Wednesday, Idsinga said the remains of three more victims found at the home had been identified as Faizi, Selim Esen, 44, and Dean Lisowick, 47.

February 23, 2018 - Police lay a sixth charge of first-degree murder against McArthur, identify Navaratnam as one of the alleged victims whose remains were found in the planters.

Thanks to the evidence they've uncovered, police said they have also been able to determine that Lisowick was killed in April 2016. Police traced Faizi's final whereabouts to a burger joint in the city's gay village near Church and Wellesley Streets according to his bank records, CTV Toronto's Tamara Cherry reported. Project Houston was shut down 18 months later without yielding any results.

Idsinga says police are now re-examining 15 cold cases dating back as far as 1975 in their investigation.

The remains of six victims were found in planters at a Mallory Crescent home in Toronto.

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