Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur will face additional charges

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Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur has been slapped with another first-degree murder charge.

"McArthur dismembered his victims and hid their remains in planters, police say".

Toronto Police information pamphlet regarding Bruce McArthur investigation.

Navaratnam's remains were among those found in large planters at a north Toronto home where McArthur did landscaping work, Idsinga said at a press conference.

Police say they are thinking of excavating a second property in Toronto but have not yet made a decision on that.

McArthur, a self-employed landscaper, was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman on January 18, following a months-long probe into missing persons cases of missing men from the city's Church-Wellesley Village. Friends said McArthur employed and had a sexual relationship with Navaratnam, who was last seen in 2010 leaving Zipperz, a now closed gay bar. Idsinga declined to specify what led to McArthur's arrest.

Esen, 44, of Toronto, vanished from the city's gay village on April 14, 2017. "We do believe we have multiple murder scenes", homicide detective sergeant Hank Idsinga told reporters on Friday.

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"We have one property where we may do excavation... we are very interested in at least two or three other properties in the GTA", Idsinga said.

McArthur has also been charged with killing five other men: Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick.

Excavation at the Leaside property ended on February 14 and the home was released back to its owners after officers said no other human remains were found.

They plan on going back in the spring when he weather warms up in the hopes that the dogs will find more evidence, according to Idsinga.

But on December 8, 2017, after months with little information provided about eventual victims such as Kinsman or Esen, Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters the "evidence" indicated to him there was no serial killer. His vehicle was found abandoned not far from McArthur's home. Officers have also been combing through McArthur's central Toronto apartment for a month and expect to remain there for weeks longer, he added.

Police raided McArthur's home early February and discovered a man in restraints.

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