Toronto Police say they have now finished the forensic investigation at Bruce McArthur’s Thorncliffe Park apartment.
Forensic investigators were on site for nearly four months, and first began sifting through evidence on Jan. 19. following McArthur’s arrest. A news release issued by Toronto Police Tuesday morning notes investigators have seized more than 1,800 exhibits and have taken more than 18,000 photographs of the scene and it’s contents.
The apartment has now been released to the building’s property managers.
McArthur, a 66-year-old landscaper, was arrested on Jan. 18 and has since been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam.
The remains of seven men were identified after police located their remains in large planters found on a Leaside property linked to McArthur. Kayhan’s remains have not been identified.
Along with the search of other areas, including vehicles and homes associated with McArthur through his landscaping work, the police say this is the largest forensic investigation in their history.
With the onset of warmer weather, the investigation entered a new phase last week with police using cadaver dogs to search properties that may be linked to McArthur. Police are set to look into 75 public and private properties based on McArthur’s client list.