Authorities in Toronto say a restrained man was found inside the home of alleged serial killer Bruce MacArthur's apartment when they went to arrest him.
Earlier in the investigation, Toronto police officers were observing McArthur and saw a man enter his home in Thorncliffe Park on the morning of January 18. Authorities believed the man was in imminent danger and used that threat as exigency to forcibly enter the home.
Officers found 66-year-old McArthur inside who had restrained the man authorities believe was seeking a sexual encounter. The chance observation by officers led to the saving of McArthur's next victim who told later told police he had stopped dating him because he was uncomfortable with some of the sex acts.
McArthur is facing first-degree murder charges in the cases of five men, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Selim Esen, 44, Majeed Kayhan, 58, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Dean Lisowick, 47. Investigators seized more than a dozen planters after searching 30 properties where McArthur had worked.
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The properties included a home in Leaside, York, Durham, and in North Rosedale, inside the planters were the dismembered skeletal remains of at least three people. Cadaver dogs were also employed in the search for McArthur's victims.
The lead detective on the case, Sgt. Hank Idsinga, called the investigation "unprecedented" and added that media attention on McArthur has led to a number of tips being sent to police.
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