Bruce McArthur


Bruce McArthur


Low risk

TORONTO - A pre-sentence report and psychological assessment presented during sentencing in a 2003 assault case involving alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, indicated there was a 'low risk' he would reoffend. The assessment noted that he showed 'absolutely no signs of psychopathy.'  The documents indicate that the Crown advised that a sentence involving real jail time was not required in the case, as initially believed, after 'positive' results were shown through these analyses.  (CTV)

8th charge

McArthur charged  

8th charge  

Another charge

TPS release photo


7th charge

7th set of remains

Remains of 7th person found

Key dates in investigation  

7 counts of murder  

8th remains identified

TORONTO - Police have recovered and identified the remains of Majeed Kayhan.  Kayan's remains were uncovered during a 9-day search of a ravine located at the rear of 53 Mallory Crescent. Police previously discovered the remains of the 7 men in large planters seized from the property.  (CTV) 

Dig ends

More human remains found

More remains   

The more we dig the more we find  

More remains found Thursday

22 cold cases

Photo of unidentified man 

6th charge

Now charged with deaths of 6 men

Remains of 3 found in planters not identified yet

One of Canada's worst serial killers

Remains of 6 people found

Victim count up to 6

Red tape  


Remains found

Investigation update

Charged with 3 new counts

Internal police investigation

Charged with 5 murders

3 more murders

3 additional murders

What we know about the victims

Man handcuffed to McArthurís bed on day of arrest

On the trail of a serial killer 

Gay village disappearances

Cadaver dogs are getting tired

Planters seized

Police chief vows to make changes

Top cop promises answers

From small town to accused 

Man charged in missing men case

Arrest in disappearances

There may be more victims

Man charged

Technology where there is no body

3 missing men


Majeed Kayhan

Police believe McArthur killed Majeed Kayhan, 58, on or about Oct 18, 2012 - shortly before the Afghan immigrant was reported missing by his son.

Kayhan had been a part of an earlier police investigation known as Project Houston.  The probe ran from Nov 2012 until April 2014 and looked at Kayhanís disappearance as well as those of Skanda Navaratnam, 40, who last seen on Sept. 6, 2010; and Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, who was reported missing on Dec. 29, 2010.



Soroush Madmudi

Police believe McArthur killed Soroush Mahmudi, 50, on or about Aug. 15, 2015, the last day he was seen alive by his home in Scarborough.

Police announced in Feb 2018 that Mahmudi's remains were found


Dean Lisowick

Sometime between April 4, 2016 and March 15, 2017, police allege McArthur killed Dean Lisowick, a man in his mid-40s who had no fixed address at the time, and whose disappearance was never reported to police.


Selim Esen

Selim Esen, 44, went missing from the Yonge and Bloor area on April 14, 2017.


Andrew Kinsman

Andrew Kinsman, 49, went missing from the Cabbagetown area in downtown Toronto on June 26, 2017.

The disappearance of Esen and Kinsman became part of the police investigation Project Prism, launched in Aug 2017



Skandaraj Navaratnam

Skandaraj Navaratnam was last seen leaving a nightclub in Sept, 2010.   

Police were investigating his disappearance as part of Project Houston.  He had a romantic history with suspected murderer Bruce McArthur.




Abdulbasir Faizi

Abdulbasir Faizi, 44, last known location was at Steamworks Bathhouse in the Church St and Wellesley St area on Dec 28, 2010.  

Abdulbasir's disappearance was included at part of Project Houston.


Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam

Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, 37, is believed to have been killed sometime between Sept 3 and Dec 14, 2015. 
Kanagaratnam came to Canada in 2010 from Sri Lanka, and hadnít been reported missing.  He was identified with the help of an international government agency.

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