& # 39; Significant development & # 39; expected in the case of Bruce McArthur, Toronto police say


Toronto police said a "significant development" is expected in the case of a suspected serial killer accused of attacking men with ties to the city's gay city.

Bruce McArthur, 67, faces eight counts of first-degree murder.

Prior to his next appearance in court scheduled for Tuesday, police issued a statement on Monday, stating, "A significant development in this case is expected."

At the end of last year, McArthur waived his right to a preliminary hearing, choosing to go straight to trial.

Toronto police arrested the freelance gardener in January 2018 and accused him of eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna . Kanagaratnam.

The accusations are related to men linked to the gay village and disappeared between 2010 and 2017.

Police said they recovered the remains of seven men in large planters at a residential property in downtown Toronto where McArthur worked, while the remains of an eighth man were found in a nearby ravine.

McArthur is accused of killing these eight men. Top row, from left to right, Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Selim Esen, 44 and Abdulbasir Faizi, 44. Bottom row, from left to right: Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, 37, Dean Lisowick, 47 , Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Majeed Kayhan, 58. (Toronto Police Service / CBC)


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