TORONTO. Here is a look at the victims of the serial killer Bruce MacArthur, who pleaded guilty to eight cases of first-degree murder:
A 58-year-old man from Toronto was killed on October 18, 2012 or so. The police investigated his death as part of the Houston project, which ran from November 2012 to April 2014, and investigated the disappearances of three men missing from Toronto gay men. village. The probe was closed after he gave neither suspecting nor a trace of what happened to the men. Death Kaykhana wore a sexual nature.
A 50-year-old man was killed on August 15, 2015 or so. His family disappeared in eastern Toronto. In the death of Mahmoudi used ligature, which was of a sexual nature. The coat found in the MacArthur van contained Mahmoudi's DNA. This same coat was associated with the production of other dead victims.
Lisovik without a permanent address was killed on April 23, 2016 or so. He was 43 or 44, and no one was reported missing. Lisovik did not match the profile of the earlier victims, who were gay and of Middle Eastern origin. A ligature was used in Lisovik’s murder, which was sexual in nature. Lisovik’s jewelry was found in MacArthur’s bedroom.
Esen, 44, from Toronto, was killed on April 16, 2017 or so. The disappearance became part of a police investigation called Project Prism, which was launched in August 2017. Five months later, MacArthur was charged with the alleged death of Esen. A ligature was used in his murder, and there was evidence of holding with ropes. Essen's DNA and the weapons used to kill him were found in a MacArthur van. Essen's notebook was later found in MacArthur’s apartment.
A 49-year-old man from Toronto was killed on June 26, 2017 or so. Kinsman, who was also the target of Project Prism, had sex with MacArthur. The Kinsman sisters said they were looking for their brother for six months before the police finally accused MacArthur of his death. The ligature was used in his murder as well as imprisonment with ropes. Video surveillance showed that Kinsman was getting into the MacArthur van near Kinsman's house. Kinsman's DNA and the weapons used to kill him were found in a MacArthur van.
A 40-year-old man was killed on September 6, 2010 or so. During the investigation, police found a piece of leather lacing in a MacArthur van that contained Navaratnam’s DNA. A bracelet owned by Navaratnam was found in MacArthur’s bedroom.
Faizi was killed or around December 29, 2010. The 42-year-old was last seen in the gay village of Toronto. His car was found near the home of one of MacArthur’s clients. The disappearance of Faizi was also investigated as part of the Houston project.
Kanagaratnam arrived in Toronto from Sri Lanka in 2010, and police believe he died on January 6, 2016 or so, at the age of 37. He never disappeared without a trace, and, unlike MacArthur’s other victims, Kanagaratnam did not have clear links with the LGBTQ community. In his murder a ligature was used, which was of a sexual nature. The nameless international agency helped identify Kanagaratnam after investigators released a heavily edited photo of a dead person in a request for state aid.