Toronto police update expected on investigation into accused serial killer Bruce McArthur

Bruce McArthur 66 in a Facebook

Det. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga will be holding a news conference at police headquarters at 10:45 a.m. He was arrested in January after an investigation into the disappearances of two men from a predominantly gay neighbourhood in downtown Toronto previous year.

Idsinga said DNA analyses on the remains of three other people found in the planters are ongoing.

"There's even some ... occurrences where there's been a sudden death that we're looking at", he said.

Police believe Lisowick, of no fixed address, was killed sometime between May 2016 and July 2017.

Meanwhile, police are now investigating what they believe is a murder scene in McArthur's apartment on the 19th floor of his building at 95 Thorncliffe Park Dr.

"I have no evidence that would tell me that anybody else was involved in this", he said.

The 58-year-old Toronto man was reported missing in October 2012.

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Though police expect to find more victims beyond the human remains in the planters, they say the entire investigation process could "go in to the years". He did announce that the force would review its practices in missing persons investigations.

Investigators have searched multiple properties in the Toronto area, including excavating the back yard at the home where the six sets of remains were found. Idsinga said police may return to that scene in warmer weather to see if police dogs have further success in scouring the area.

"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.

According to local media, police made a quick decision to enter McArthur's home and arrest him on January 18 when they saw a young man enter his flat.

When asked how the two latest victims were identified, Idsinga said they used dental records.

Court documents also indicate McArthur was convicted of assault with a weapon for attacking a man with a metal pipe in 2001.

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