Remains found in Canada killings probe

Canadian police have found the remains of at least six people on the grounds of a north Toronto home where a 66-year-old man charged in a series of killings worked as a landscaper.

Bruce McArthur was arrested in January and charged with murdering five men who disappeared over several years from a part of Toronto that has for decades been the centre of the city's gay community.

Police say they are searching for more human remains at the home and other properties and expect to lay more charges.

Investigators have so far matched the remains of one person, Andrew Kinsman, 49, Detective-Sergeant Hank Idsinga told a news conference on Thursday.

Kinsman disappeared in June and is among those McArthur is charged with killing.

The search for evidence at the home had been hampered by frozen ground, Idsinga said.

Police have come under fire for denying for months, in the midst of disappearances, that someone was targeting the gay community.

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