Toronto police say they've recovered the remains of at least 6 people from a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Authorities have seized planters from other properties but have not yet discovered whether they contain any human remains.
Police have since found the remains of three people buried in large planters that they say were tended to by McArthur at the Mallory home. Hank Idsinga said at a press conference Thursday afternoon. Remains of one person, Andrew Kinsman, have been identified, he said.
"I got a text from one of his housemates on June 28, saying no one had heard from him for a couple days", said Ted Healy, a friend of Kinsman's. "I don't have a timetable for that I don't have a number for that but I do expect that more charges will eventually be laid". The two-story home sits across from a park and next to small apartment buildings in an upscale neighborhood.
Investigators have not yet released complete details, but the 66-year-old McArthur is believed to have met his victims cruising around the city in the van he used for work and on gay dating apps for older and large men with names such as "SilverDaddies" and "Bear411".
More remains could be found at the Mallory Crescent property when investigators begin to dig with the assistance of a forensic anthropologist, Gray said.
Other locations could be investigated as well, Gray said. In his SilverDaddies profile, McArthur described himself as 5 feet 10 inches tall and 221 pounds and primarily interested in younger men.
Idsinga said according to the Toronto Star: "The (investigation) is getting bigger and we are getting more resources the further we go along, so it's going to be a very, very extensive investigation". "We're going through computers".
Police confirmed some of the recovered body parts belong to Andrew Kinsman, one of the men McArthur is accused of murdering.
CNN called McArthur's attorney for comment Thursday but didn't get an immediate response.
McArthur is due in Toronto provincial criminal court on February 14.
On Jan. 29, McArthur was additionally charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, 58; Soroush Mahmudi, 50; and Dean Lisowick, 47, police said.
Lisowick reportedly lived in homeless shelters and was not reported missing. "We are dealing with some agencies overseas", said Idsinga.