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Alleged serial killer in Canada believed to be involved in killing of Lankan man charged with first degree murder

17 April 2018 - 150   - 1

Canadian police have identified the remains of a Sri Lankan man they believe is a possible victim of suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur, the BBC reported.

Mr McArthur, 66, was charged on Monday with an eighth count of first degree murder in the death of Sri Lankan Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, 37.

Police believe Kanagaratnam was killed sometime between  September 3 and  December 14, 2015.

He arrived in Canada in 2010 and lived in the Toronto area.

In March, police released the photograph of an unidentified deceased man as part of the investigation into the accused killer in the hopes a member of the public could help in his identification.

Police said they received hundreds of tips, and announced late last week they had made a successful identification.

Toronto police detective Hank Idsinga said on Monday that Kanagaratnam's direct family, who live in Sri Lanka, were informed over the weekend of his death.

The detective did not reveal Kanagaratnam's immigration status and said he had never been reported missing in Canada.

His remains were identified as one of at least seven dismembered bodies found in plant pots on a midtown Toronto property linked to Mr McArthur.

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  • Christopher Pancras Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:19 AM

    Alleged serial killer in UK ..........Not true Alleged serial killer in Canada

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