Awful New Details About The Mall Santa Who Turned Out To Be A Serial Killer Arrested For Murdering Multiple People

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On Thursday, police discovered the bodies of six different people on his property.

Toronto police uncovered more remains on a property connected to a former mall Santa and alleged serial killer. 

Bruce McArthur, 66, was charged with the murders of five men. He was arrested on Jan. 18 over the deaths of two men who had gone missing in April and June of 2016 from Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood. 

McArthur, who worked as a landscaper and mall Santa, hid the bones of his victims inside large planters. When he was arrested, he had a man tied up inside his apartment. 

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On Thursday, police announced that they found the remains of at least six people from the planters. Including some from Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, the two men McArthur was originally charged with killing. 

Police said they're on a wide search for other possible victims. 

While not all of the details have been released, police did they believe McArthur met his victims while cruising around the city in a van he used for work. He also may have met some of his victims on dating apps for older and large men. 

He used names such as "SilverDaddies" and "Bear411." 

“I can be a bit shy until I get to know you, but am a romantic at heart,” he wrote on one of his profiles. 

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His Facebook page was full of photos of himself with cats, children and grandchildren. 

Currently, his known victims are as follows: 58-year-old Majeed Kayhan, who went missing in 2012; Soroush Marmudi, 50, who went missing in 2015; and Dean Lisowick, who went missing between May 2016 and July 2017. Police said Lisowick, who was in his mid-40s, was homeless, stayed in public shelters and had not been reported missing. Kinsman, 49, went missing last June and Esen, 44, was reported missing last April.

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His lawyer declined to comment on the case. McArthur is due back in court on Valentine's Day. He has yet to enter a plea deal. 

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