In this artist's sketch, alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur makes an appearance via video in a Toronto courtroom on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
The 66-year-old landscaper appeared by video in a Toronto courtroom Wednesday morning to face the new charge in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi, one of three men whose disappearances had been probed by police years earlier.
On Jan. 29, police laid three additional first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick.
Faizi was one of the men sought in the Toronto Police Service's Project Houston, which was launched in 2012 to investigate the disappearances of three men from Toronto's gay village.
Mr. 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.
Anybody who let McArthur do the landscaping work or who has any information about him are requested to get in touch with the Toronto police team which is dedicated to the investigation at 416-808-2021 or even Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
"As a result of tips and help from the public we hope to begin searches of properties associated to Mr. McArthur with our K9 unit", Idsinga said.
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On Tuesday an inquest into the death was opened and adjourned at a coroner's court in Borough, south London . "It's disgusting. Several police vehicles were parked outside Mr Osborn-Brooks' house throughout the day, though the pensioner was not there.
A month later, on February 23, McArthur was charged with a sixth count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam.
Kayhan's remains have not been identified thus far, Idsinga said. They've identified three sets of remains so far - those of Kinsman, Mahmudi, and Navaratnam.
Standing in baggy orange prison coveralls - his large belly and beaming smile all but gone - the 66-year-old accused of preying on gay men from the Village for years looked more like a frail old man. It closed after 18 months as it did not establish the whereabouts of the missing men or resolve the circumstances on their disappearances, police said. Police say McArthur is believed to be responsible for other deaths.
Det. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga also confirmed at a news conference Wednesday that investigators are reviewing 15 cold case murders that occurred between 1975 and 1997 to determine if there are any links to the alleged serial killings.
Police say they believe there are still more victims as yet unidentified.
Majeed Kayhan, 58, of Toronto, is reported missing. He is scheduled to return to court April 25.