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Police to wrap up search for alleged serial killer victims at Leaside home

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

Read more at: https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2018/02/13/no-more-human-remains-in-search-for-serial-killer-victims-at-leaside-home.html

Police: Same gunman targeted homeless victims in Las Vegas

Steve Marcus

Las Vegas Metro Police Capt. Robert Plummer discusses the investigation into the recent shootings of homeless men during a news conference at Metro Police headquarters Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. At top right, is surveillance video of the suspect’s vehicle, a 2016-2018 Tucson Hyundai Sport or Limited model, after a shooting in Logandale.

Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 | 3:18 p.m.

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 | 8:45 p.m.

Police Discuss Shootings of Homeless Men

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Metro Police say the same gunman is responsible for fatally shooting two homeless men and wounding two other people in the past nine days.

Three of the four victims were homeless, and the other, who was shot in Logandale, about 60 miles north of Las Vegas, was by himself outside a convenience store when the gunman opened

Read more at: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/feb/06/police-same-gunman-targeted-homeless-victims/

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Serial killer’ who dumped his victims in plant pots was banned from Toronto’s gay village after beating …

The suspected serial killer charged with murdering five gay men, and feared to have killed many more  committed an attack so violent that he was banned from a swathe of Toronto known as its ‘gay village,’ almost two decades earlier, DailyMailTV reveals Monday.

Court records seen by DailyMailTV disclose that Bruce McArthur was not only known to Toronto police, but that the man now charged with slaying and dismembering at least five men had a record of a brutal attack on a gay man.

As police in Tornoto admit they have no idea where McArthur’s suspected death toll will climb to, it raises the specter of a reign of violence against members of the city’s gay community stretching back decades.

Rumors of a serial killer have stalked Toronto’s gay community, leading to anger at cops’ apparent failure to take concerns seriously until all too recently.

When police finally moved

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5345677/Toronto-murderer-banned-citys-gay-village.html

Recovering the victims of the Toronto serial killer

As police continue their search of properties that alleged Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur accessed in the course of his work as a landscaper, the news coverage has centred on the fact that police are investigating at least 30 properties for evidence.

If you’re thinking this is huge task to undertake, you’re right.

As a forensic anthropologist in northeastern Ontario — and a consultant to the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service — I have had to deal with homicide cases where the recovery of human remains at a crime scene is made more challenging by the frigid temperatures that a Canadian winter so often brings.

Given the blanket media attention on the Toronto case, it’s important for the public to understand the procedures in such investigations.

All death investigations in the province of Ontario fall under the Coroner’s Act of Ontario. That

Read more at: http://theconversation.com/recovering-the-victims-of-the-toronto-serial-killer-91144

Vigil to mourn victims of alleged serial killer in Toronto

TORONTO — A downtown Toronto neighbourhood will come together this evening to mourn the deaths of several men in the LGBTQ community at the hands of an alleged serial killer.

Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old self-employed landscaper, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of five men, and police have said they believe there are more victims.

Those known so far are Selim Esen, 44, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Majeed Kayhan, 58, Soroush Mahmudi, 50 — as well as Dean Lisowick, who was either 43 or 44 when he died.

The revelations came after a months-long search by police for Esen and Kinsman, as well as other men from Toronto’s LGBTQ community who had been missing for years.

A candlelight vigil will be held at the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto’s east end, which was an early adopter of same-sex marriage ceremonies.

A release from the church says the vigil will provide “a safe space

Read more at: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/vigil-to-mourn-victims-of-alleged-serial-killer-in-toronto-1.3789010

Vigil planned in Toronto to mourn victims of alleged serial killer

TORONTO — A downtown Toronto community will come together this evening to mourn the deaths of several men in the LGBTQ community at the hands of an alleged serial killer.

Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old self-employed landscaper, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of five men, and police have said they believe there are more victims.

Those known so far are Selim Esen, 44, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Majeed Kayhan, 58, Soroush Mahmudi, 50 — as well as Dean Lisowick, who was either 43 or 44 when he died.

The revelations came after a months-long search by police for Esen and Kinsman, as well as other men from Toronto’s LGBTQ community who had been missing for years.

A candlelight vigil will be held at the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto’s east-end, which was an early adopter of same-sex marriage ceremonies.

A release from the church says the vigil will provide “a safe space to grieve, remember, and support

Read more at: https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/vigil-planned-in-toronto-to-mourn-victims-of-alleged-serial-killer-183194/

Church plans vigil for victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

A Riverdale church has organized a candlelight vigil for the presumed victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.

The vigil is being held at the Metropolitan Community Church near Gerrard Street and Carlaw Avenue at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

According to a press release, the vigil is being held to provide those who are grieving with a place for “contemplation, community prayer and support.

McArthur has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder so far, though police have said that other charges are likely.

The victims identified by police to date include Andrew Kinsman, Salim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick.

“The LGBTQ community is obviously deeply affected by this. A lot of people in the community can see themselves in the faces of the victims but this isn’t just an LGBTQ issue, it is affecting the entirety of the City of Toronto,” Reverend Jeff Rock told CP24 on Saturday. “We want

Read more at: https://www.cp24.com/news/church-plans-vigil-for-victims-of-alleged-serial-killer-bruce-mcarthur-1.3788314

Serial killer’s sick boast that police failed to find dozens of his victims

Serial killers sick boast that police failed to find dozens of his victims
Gibson gloated that police had not found dozens more victims (Picture: ITV)

A serial killer on death row has boasted that police failed to find dozens of his victims.

William Clyde Gibson, from South Indiana, is awaiting execution in Indiana State Prison for the murder of three women.

Though a remorseless admission during ITV’s Death Row 2018 with Trevor McDonald sees Gibson gloat about slaughtering more women because he ‘just felt like it’.

Hunter knocked unconscious by dead goose falling from the sky

When probed about the true number of victims he has killed, Gibson indicates is it closer to 29 or 30.

When Sir Trevor questioned his motives, Gibson said: ‘Just felt like it. I don’t know. I didn’t have

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/02/serial-killers-sick-boast-police-failed-find-dozens-victims-7281006/

Toronto police search gardens for victims of alleged serial killer who worked as a landscaper

Toronto Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga said at a news conference that the dismembered remains of at least three victims were found hidden in the bottom of large planters in the backyard of a Toronto home that McArthur, 66, used as storage for his landscaping business. He said the remains have not been identified.

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-toronto-serial-killer-20180130-story.html