Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur now faces a seventh first-degree murder charge in connection with the death Brampton's Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, who disappeared after leaving his Mississauga workplace in December 2010.
Bruce McArthur, who appeared in court through a video link, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi.
McArthur was already charged in Navaratnam and Kayhan's murders.
Police have said they've recovered the remains of seven people from planter pots around a home in midtown Toronto where McArthur worked and stored his equipment.
The early afternoon news conference is to provide "substantial" new information about the investigation into the Toronto landscaper.
The charges relate to the deaths of Soroush Mahmudi, 50, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, Selim Esen, 44, Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Dean Lisowick, 47.
McArthur was also charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam in February. At Wednesday, authorities were hoping to identify a few of this human remains located in plantations in a Toronto property McArthur employed as storage because of his landscaping firm, as stated by the Associated Press.
In March, police also released a photo of a dead man believed to be another victim.
Police officers suggested he had just left, the relative said.
Police also have evidence that leads them to believe that Lisowick was killed in April of 2016, he said.
His vehicle was found abandoned not far from McArthur's home.
In addition to the ongoing homicide investigation, there are a number of other related probes, including an internal investigation that a source says is related to a previous police interview of McArthur.
In January, McArthur was arrested and charged with the murders of Esen and Kinsman. She said his auto was discovered six days later just around the corner from a house where human remains were recovered in planters in midtown Toronto.
Idsinga said it's quite possible that the victim was not a resident of Toronto and that police were hoping to get tips to the man's identity from other countries as well.
Lisowick, a homeless prostitute who struggled with drugs hadn't even been reported missing when police announced he was one of victims.
Faizi was one of the men sought in the Toronto Police Service's Project Houston, which was launched in 2012 to investigate the disappearances of three men from Toronto's gay village.