Eighth mur­der charge laid against McArthur

Lethbridge Herald - - HEADLINE NEWS -

The com­plex in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­leged se­rial killer Bruce McArthur took an­other twist on Mon­day as Toronto po­lice laid an eighth mur­der charge re­lated to the death of a man who bucked the pri­mary trend in the case.

Un­like McArthur’s other seven al­leged vic­tims, Toronto po­lice said 37-year-old Kirushna Ku­mar Kana­garat­nam is not be­lieved to have had ties to the city’s LGBTQ com­mu­nity or a down­town neigh­bour­hood known as the gay vil­lage.

Like most of the other men the self­em­ployed land­scaper is be­lieved to have slain, how­ever, Kana­garat­nam’s re­mains were re­cov­ered from planters at a cen­tral Toronto home where McArthur once worked.

Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga said Kana­garat­nam’s death has po­ten­tial to ex­pand the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which he has pre­vi­ously de­scribed as “un­prece­dented” in size and scope.

“This does cre­ate ba­si­cally a wide-open net,” Idsinga said at a news con­fer­ence. “We’ve had lots of in­ter­na­tional calls since our pleas be­gan from peo­ple who just haven’t seen fam­ily mem­bers in years.”

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