Publicado: Mar, Abril 17, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder

Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder

Today we learned that the name of McArthur's alleged victim is Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, he is alleged to have been killed by McArthur sometime between September 3 and December 14 of 2015.

Det-Sgt. Hank Idsinga will be addressing reporters at Toronto Police's headquarters at 10:30 a.m., three days after police announced the identification of the man. He was not on file as missing in Canada.

"Mr. Kanagaratnam is the male depicted in the previously released John Doe photograph", Idsinga said.

The identification was made possible with the help of an global agency, the detective said, declining to provide further details.

In an interview from Paris, France, Kanagaratnam's surviving brother told CTV News that the family had assumed the refugee had become withdrawn, depressed about the war in Sri Lanka.

May 2016 - July 2017 _ Police believe Dean Lisowick, 43 or 44, of no fixed address, was killed by McArthur during this time span. It was later identified as Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, a man of Sri Lankan extraction.

"We came to Canada, and Kumar, he also came to Canada - saved his life".

Human remains belonging to at least seven victims had been found in planters at a Toronto home linked to McArthur's work as a landscaper.

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Police said last week that they had identified the victim but did not release the name until today. But what does that mean to investigators?

"I saw the pictures on Facebook that relatives are looking for him, so myself I thought maybe he was hiding himself", said Pranavan.

He said the man was identified through help from an unnamed global agency as well as an unusual photograph police released last month.

Police received more than 500 tips after releasing the photo and whittled the list of potential identities down to 70 potential names last Wednesday. A month later, they released an image created by a forensic sketch artist and distributed that internationally.

At that time, Kanagaratnam's family had not heard from him for a while prompting them to make a missing person poster and share it online.

McArthur, 66, apparently showed no emotion while in court today. The body of the 8th victim has never been found. Police say McArthur is believed to be responsible for other deaths.

Those cold cases fit the general profile of the first seven alleged victims, Idsinga said, but acknowledged that police will be casting a "wide open net".

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