Bruce McArthur charged with 8th count of first-degree murder


Toronto Police have charged alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur with an eighth count of first-degree murder.

The alleged victim has been identified as Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam.

Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam

At a news conference Monday morning, police said his remains were found on a Leaside property linked to McArthur.

Kanagaratnam moved to Canada from Sri Lanka.

Police allege he was murdered in 2015 and was not reported missing.

Kanagaratnam’s photograph was released by investigators last month.

At the time, police said this was a “last resort” to identify him.

Last week, police laid a seventh murder charge and announced they were expanding the McArthur investigation to include cold case homicides as far back as 1975.

Most of the victims went missing from or had ties to Toronto’s LGBTQ community.

Police say they plan to search at least 70 more properties where they believe the 66-year-old self-employed landscaper has worked.


Commenting Guidelines

  • Comments are open for 2 days only after publication of article
  • All comments subject to approval
    • Comments must be constructive and a minimum of 5 words
    • Please do not submit multiple identical comments
    • Personal attacks will not be posted
    • We reserve the right to edit submissions for spelling, grammar, and language
  • CH-CHing! points will be awarded upon submission, however comments will not appear live until they have been approved
  • During the approval process, we reserve the right to withdraw CH-CHing! points awarded to you for comments that do not meet the above guidelines