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Search resumes of Leaside property connected to Bruce McArthur

Last Updated Jan 21, 2018 at 9:29 pm EDT

For the second straight day, forensic officers are combing through a Leaside residence as part of a probe into accused killer Bruce McArthur.

Cadaver dogs have been brought to the scene on Mallory Crescent near Bayview Avenue as they continue their search of the property, which now includes a nearby ravine.

Forensic investigators have been spotted going in and out of the house, emerging with at least one bag. There’s no confirmation on what is in the bag or what they have retrieved.

McArthur, 66, a self-employed landscaper, was arrested and charged Thursday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Selim Esen, 44, and Andrew Kinsman, 49, from Toronto’s Gay Village.

It’s unclear what McArthur’s connection is to the property but one neighbour recalls he was a frequent visitor to the house.

“I’ve seen him many, many times,” Kevin Lahey told CityNews. “He used to come here three or four times a day, in the summer especially because he owns a landscaping business. I’m just shocked that this happened.”

Forensic officers have also been collecting evidence at four other locations, including a nine-acre property in Madoc, Ont., north of Belleville.


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