Suspect in Toronto slayings a serial killer, police allege

Suspect in Toronto slayings a serial killer, police allege

PHOTO: Officers speak to a neighbour at the Mallory Cres. residence where earlier Monday Toronto police announced they had found the remains of three bodies. Police announced Monday that Bruce McArthur, who was charged earlier this month with two counts of murder connected to two men missing from the city’s gay village, now faces three new murder charges. (JESSE WINTER)

By Justin Ling, Tu Thanh Ha, and Jesse Winter | The Globe and Mail

Toronto police now consider Bruce McArthur an alleged serial killer, saying that during a span of several years, the white-haired landscaper murdered at least five men and buried dismembered human remains in a backyard in a quiet residential area.

Grim-faced and with hands cuffed behind his back, Mr. McArthur appeared briefly in court on Monday and was charged with three more counts of first-degree murder in addition to the two murder counts filed against him 10 days ago.

The police search has expanded to about 30 properties around Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. (FULL ARTICLE)

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