January 17, 2018 - Police uncover evidence suggesting McArthur was responsible for both Kinsman and Esen's deaths, along with the deaths of other unidentified people. In February, he was also charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam. Trying to determine why, his Muslim family accessed his computer and was shocked to discover he had been secretly going to bathhouses in the Gay Village and was on gay dating apps for older and large men.
The city's police board has also approved an external review, requested by Mayor John Tory, that will look into how the force handled the cases of men missing from the gay village.
Police say they believe there are still more victims as yet unidentified.
McArthur, 66, is set to appear in court this morning, just hours before Toronto police scheduled to provide an update on the ongoing investigation.
"I can now add that the pathologists have identified the remains of Selim Esen, Dean Lisowick, and Abdulbasir Faizi", Idsinga said.
At least seven sets of remains, including Faizi's, have been recovered from planters located at the home, police have said.
Meanwhile forensic investigators continue to comb through McArthur's apartment in the Toronto neighbourhood of Thorncliffe Park.
Idsinga said they have succeeded in obtaining "quite a few exhibits" from the property and expects they will be there for a couple of weeks more.
Idsinga said the investigation has expanded to include 15 homicide cold cases from 1975 to 1997. The image showed a bearded middle-aged man with his eyes partially closed.
The relative said police initially believed Faizi had left on his own accord, resulting in his wife divorcing him as she believed he abandoned her and their two daughters.
Idsinga said feedback from the public yielded the names of 70 people, most of whom the police have eliminated as possibilities.
They've received over 500 tips about the photograph and are still looking at 22 possible identities.
His disappearance echoed the pattern found among McArthur's other alleged victims, who all vanished from the gay village between 2010 and 2017. They went missing between 2010 and 2017. Nonetheless McArthur goes by means of murder prices related to the deaths of those six males and Majeed Kayhan.
McArthur is due back in court on April 25.