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Police seize more than 1,800 exhibits from McArthur's Thorncliffe apartment

Last Updated May 15, 2018 at 11:03 am EDT

A police vehicle sits outside the Toronto home of Bruce McArthur on January 19, 2018. CITYNEWS

More than 1,800 exhibits have been seized and upwards of 18,000 photographs were taken during the months-long forensic examination of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur’s Thorncliffe Road apartment.

The process that began in January and included other crime scenes and vehicles has been the largest forensic examination in the police service’s history, Toronto police said in a release Tuesday.

The police have now turned over the apartment to the building’s property management while the investigation continues.

On Saturday night, family members were reportedly seen carrying items out of the apartment.

McArthur, 66, is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Dean Lisowick, Soroush Mahmudi, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi and Kirushna Kanagaratnam. The remains of all but Kayhan have been identified over the course of the investigation.

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If only there was a way of detecting criminal thoughts and catching these psychos before there thoughts become actions ! It would certainly save lots of innocent people and tax dollars ! Perhaps something in the future where mental illness and evil can be detected and apprehended before it’s too late ?

May 15, 2018 at 9:47 pm

@Bill Sawyer: The trouble with this method is that it would also save us from having the right to act against the criminals.

Unless you are hoping to actually solve the problem instead of just arresting and punishing. If you actually want to deal with mental illness and try to help these people.. But the public does not want this, the public just wants a nice target to blame, and to look down upon, in every case. Never is this more harmful to society than when confronted with a true psycho, and all we can do is rattle sabers and wave guns.

May 16, 2018 at 4:40 am