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Apr 04 2018
Could Bruce McArthur's Killing Spree Have Its Roots In The 1970s? Comments (0)

Bruce-McArthur-in-high-school(Image via Fenelon Falls Secondary School Yearbook)

Forty years ago, over a dozen gay men were murdered in Toronto, some in strikingly similar circumstances to those surrounding current serial killer Bruce McArthur ... could there be a connection? ...

The CBC reports:

Between 1975 and 1978, 14 men from Toronto’s gay community would turn up dead. Half of those cases were solved and the others have gone cold. Many of the cases have striking similarities, leading people to believe the killings were connected.

During that time, McArthur was working in Toronto. He would have been in his 20s.



He hasn't been linked to any of those crimes, but Toronto Police Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga, the lead investigator in the current case, says police are looking into those mysterious disappearances four decades ago.

“We have pulled the cases from the 1970s that you’re talking about and we’re going through those with a fine-toothed comb to see if there are any links at all,” Idsinga told The Fifth Estate.

“Would it surprise me if Mr. McArthur was linked to some murders from his late 20s? It wouldn’t.”

Unbelievable to think of, no?