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Published: Sun, January 21, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Suspected Serial Killer Targeting Gay Men Arrested In Toronto

Suspected Serial Killer Targeting Gay Men Arrested In Toronto

TORONTO - The sisters of a man presumed to have been murdered after being reported missing from Toronto's gay village says they searched repeatedly for Andrew Kinsman after he disappeared a year ago.

For months, Toronto's LGBT community had expressed concerns that a serial killer might have been responsible for the disappearances, but police did not acknowledge it as a possibility until McArthur's arrest.

Global News also learned another vehicle was removed by police on Thursday at McArthur's Thorncliffe Park apartment building as forensics investigators gathered evidence inside the apartment unit.

"'We believe he is responsible for the deaths of Mr. Esen and Mr. Kinsman, and we believe he is responsible for the deaths of other men who have yet to be identified", Idsinga said.

"I'm well aware of the difficulty in prosecuting people without recovering the bodies but in this case we believe we have strong enough evidence where we can do exactly that", said Homicide Det.

Authorities say that McArthur had been in a sexual relationship with Kinsman, but the suspect's connection with Esen is still unknown.

A Toronto police forensics team was at a Scarborough home Friday evening as part of the investigation into the accused killer of two missing men from Toronto's Church and Wellesley area.

Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old landscaper who lives in the Toronto neighbourhood of Thorncliffe Park, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Selim Esen, 44, and Andrew Kinsman, 49.

'We have not yet found the bodies.

"What I said at the time that I said it was accurate at the time", Saunders said, referring to how police had previously tried to downplay fears of a serial killer.

In Madoc, Ont., OPP and Toronto police officers were seen examining a rural property associated with McArthur. She said it took time to feel comfortable in a new neighbourhood. "And I think this raises a lot of questions for people in the LGBTQ community", he said. He was just a normal guy selling a auto the way normally they do - didn't look stressed out or anything, Cribb said.

There were always landscaping trucks out front, she said.

Several neighbours explained McArthur and Roger frequented the two residences together.

McArthur's Facebook profile offers other clues about his life; for example, he often posted recipes, images of animals, and trending videos. One photo McArthur posted showed a large group of people celebrating Nowruz, the Iranian New Year.

According to his bio, McArthur attended Fenelon Falls Secondary School in the Kawartha Lakes area. Kayhan went missing on October 14, 2012.

There has been more police presence in the area recently but it remains to be seen whether that will continue once the investigation is over, he said.

Four of those properties are located in Toronto while the fifth is located north of Belleville in the community of Madoc.

None of the allegations have been tested in court.

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