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Landscaper who turned into a serial killer buried victims’ body parts in potted plants on clients’ properties

By Mason White 8:47 AM February 2, 2018
Bruce McArthur (bottom left) and his victims

Homeowners were shocked to learn the human body parts of murder victims were buried in their potted plants by a landscaper who turned into a serial killer, according to police in Canada.

The Toronto Police Service said that they have arrested the landscaper who is responsible for killing at least 5 men.

On April 14, 2017, Selim Esen, 44, was reported missing from the area of Yonge Street and Bloor Street.

On June 26, 2017, Andrew Kinsman, 49, was reported missing from the area of Parliament Street and Winchester Street.

Majeed Kayhan, 58, of Toronto, was reported missing in October 2012.

Soroush Mahmudi, 50, of Toronto, was reported missing in August 2015.

Dean Lisowick, 47, was reported missing in September 2015.

Since August 2017, members of the Toronto Police Service have been investigating these cases under the task force name Project Prism.

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 10:25 a.m., Bruce McArthur, 66, of Toronto, was arrested and charged in relation to this investigation.

McArthur has been charged with 5 counts of first-degree murder.

Police believe there are other victims.

Police continue to search properties associated with McArthur and are asking anyone who received landscaping services from him to contact them immediately.

According to the police investigation, McArthur worked as a landscaper for many years.

He killed the men and chopped up their bodies.

He then buried the body parts in potted plants on his clients’ properties across Toronto.

So far, police have searched 30 properties, where they dug up plants to look for human remains.