Toronto police charged Bruce McArthur with an eighth count of first-degree murder Monday morning.
A large group of Torontonians arrived bundled in layers of clothing Tuesday night at Barbara Hall Park in the heart of the city’s gay district for a vigil of solidarity with the city’s LGBTQ community, and to remember the lives taken by an alleged serial killer. Many participants sported white kerchiefs tied around their arms with the words: love, heal, resist and rise.
Elements of the Toronto police task force codenamed Project Prism have unearthed the remains of at least three different victims in the garden of a home in a quiet Leaside neighborhood.
Early Monday, police revealed the presence of an excavation team in the Bayview Avenue and Moore Avenue area, as they also detailed the results of what exactly the backyard has yielded to date.
One of Toronto’s best-known drag queens says Thursday’s arrest of a suspect in the murders of two gay Toronto men, with possibly other victims yet to be named, would not have happened without the LGBTQ community’s persistent pressure on Toronto police to solve these cases. Matt Coccia, who performs as Katinka Kature, was reacting to the announcement of murder charges against Bruce McArthur, 66, a self employed landscaper.