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Bruce McArthur investigation,
Additional charge laid

Broadcast time: 10:52
Monday, April 16, 2018


Since January 2018, Bruce McArthur, 66, of Toronto, has been charged with seven counts of First-Degree Murder.

It is alleged that he is responsible for the deaths of:

1) Selim Esen
2) Andrew Kinsman
3) Majeed Kayhan
4) Dean Lisowick
5) Soroush Mahmudi
6) Skandaraj Navaratnam
7) Abdulbasir Faizi

On March 5, and again on April 9, 2018, police released a photograph of a deceased man. On April 12, 2018, police identified the man as Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, of Toronto.

On April 16, 2018, an eighth charge of First Degree Murder was laid against Bruce McArthur in relation to the death of Mr. Kanagaratnam.

Since February 2018, Toronto Police have been working in partnership with the Centre of Forensic Studies to identify the remains of at least seven bodies. Through various means, the following individuals have been identified:

1) Andrew Kinsman
2) Soroush Mahmudi
3) Skandaraj Navaratnam
4) Selim Esen
5) Abdulbasir Faizi
6) Dean Lisowick
7) Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam

To date, the remains of Majeed Kayhan have never been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Project Team at 416-808-2021, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

The Toronto Police Service has created an information pamphlet for the community. Hard copies can be requested by calling LGBTQ Liaison Officer Constable Danielle Bottineau at 416-808-7263.

If you are a community organization who would like to hear from the Toronto Police Service, please contact Danielle Bottineau or Deputy Chief Barbara McLean to make arrangements.

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga, Homicide

Bruce McArthur investigation,
Additional charge laid

Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam
Above: Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam