Investigators did not find any remains or other evidence while digging up the backyard of a Leaside home connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.
Police said that their search involved cadaver dogs, ground penetrating radar, heated up layers of frozen soil all under a large protective tent in the backyard.
But later on Tuesday, CP24 learned that police investigators may have located an item of interest inside the main drain connected to the home.
A dig to raise and expose the drain by city workers is scheduled for 4 p.m.
On Thursday, police said they had located the remains of Andrew Kinsman, 49, and five other people inside large planters removed from the property at 53 Mallory Crescent.
Bruce McArthur was arrested on Jan. 18 and has since been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Khayan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick.
McArthur worked for
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Police have identified another Toronto property they’re interested in searching. “But it really was dependent whether or not we found anything here,” Idsinga said. “We’re going to wait for the weather to get a bit warmer, do some further forensic testing and decide whether we’re going to dig there or not.”
They have a few more tips to follow up on from individuals that believe they may have planters from McArthur in their possession, but not many. “It’s quieted down a little bit,” Idsinga said.
Meanwhile, the still-frosty weather has put a strain in particular on the police dogs working on the case. “With the dogs, they just don’t work that well when everything is frozen,” Idsinga said.
Investigators may revisit all the properties flagged in the investigation when the spring thaw hits, he told the Star.
“It depends what we find elsewhere, right?”
Idsinga has said repeatedly that police expect
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Forensic investigators along with the K-9 unit continued to comb through a Leaside property connected to suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur on Sunday.
Homicide investigators announced on Thursday that 66-year-old McArthur was arrested at his Toronto home following a months-long probe into missing persons cases. McArthur was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the first count in connection with the death of Andrew Kinsman and the second count in the death of Selim Esen.
Suspected serial killer under Toronto police investigation for months
Both men disappeared in downtown Toronto last year. Andrew was last seen on June 26 near Parliament and Winchester streets and Esen was last seen on April 14 near Bloor and Yonge streets. Police at the time called both missing persons cases suspicious. In August 2017, Project Prism was created to allow officers to investigate the disappearances.
Police and forensic investigators
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