Toronto police say they’ve collected more than 1,800 pieces of evidence from the apartment of alleged serial killer, Bruce McArthur.
The raid is being called the “largest forensic examination” in Canada’s history.
According to msn, officers have now finished an inch-by-inch search of the apartment, which started after McArthur’s arrest in mid-January. During the arrest, reports suggest a restrained man was found inside McArthur’s apartment. Officers had been watching McArthur at the time, and were concerned the man was in “imminent danger.”
McArthur, a 66-year-old landscaper, has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the disappearances of a number of men, many of whom were connected to Toronto’s Gay Village.
Meanwhile, The Globe and Mail is reporting this case and several other high profile cases are adding to a budget blowout due to the ongoing labour-intensive investigations.
“It’s unprecedented for us in Toronto,” former homicide detective Mark Mendelson, who is now a private consultant, said in an interview.
“It’s not like we sell chocolate bars where you can budget every year how many you will sell. You can’t forecast major crimes. There is no accounting for things like McArthur or things like the Yonge Street tragedy.”