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Western prof: Toronto serial killings indicate flawed police practices

A Western University prof says the recent Toronto serial killings point to system issues with Canadian police forces.

On Jan. 18, Bruce McArthur was arrested for a string of murders that targeted men in Toronto’s Gay Village over the last eight years. As of right now, McArthur is charged with five counts of first-degree murder dating back to 2010.

While the case is shocking to most, it didn’t come as a surprise to Michael Arntfield, a leading criminologist and professor at Western.

Arntfield is the founder of Western’s Cold Case Society, a collective of students that use emerging investigative practices to analyze evidence from unsolved homicide cases. Relying on algorithms, analysis and critical interpretations of data, the Cold Case Society finds the patterns in homicide cases that may go undetected by police departments.

Students from Arntfield’s Cold Case Society first brought the Toronto murders to his attention roughly three years ago. While the society never

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Perpetrator in Toronto killings is likely a psychopath, homicide expert suggests

More murder charges are expected to be laid against a self-employed landscaper already accused in the presumed deaths of five men, as investigators continue to search properties linked to Bruce McArthur, Toronto police said Wednesday.

Police have said that investigators had found two planters with the skeletal remains of three individuals, but Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga told reporters Wednesday there are still more than a dozen planters that need to be processed by forensic teams.

“We have over a dozen planters and we’re not just grabbing every planter we see. If there is an indication from the canine units that there is some decomposition around that planter, we will grab it,” Idsinga said on Wednesday. “We have been doing that essentially since Saturday, going to different locations. It is quite a

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‘Please help me find my child’: Family concerned for well-being of missing Toronto woman

“Please help me find my child.”

The mother of a missing 24-year-old Toronto woman is pleading for the public’s help in finding her daughter who hasn’t been seen in over a week.

Toronto police Det. Mansoor Ahmad said Cheyanna Cooper was last seen Dec. 14 in the Eglinton Avenue West and Gilbert Avenue area, at Horizons Youth Centre where she had been staying.

Cooper’s mother, Michelle Walker, spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon and said she last saw her daughter a few days before her disappearance after she dropped her off at Convenant House, another youth shelter in the city.

Walker said it is unlike her daughter to not be active on her social media or to not check in with family. Her brother’s birthday was Dec. 22, and her mother said she would never miss saying ‘Happy birthday’ to him.

“We used to call ourselves the three musketeers.”

Ahmad said police confirmed Cooper stayed

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Toronto police reviewing officer conduct after missing woman found dead

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Toronto police reviewing officer conduct after missing woman found …

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Missing Milton woman last seen in Toronto

Halton Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Milton resident.

On Wednesday morning, Maria Fernanda De Jesus left a family members residence in Toronto and was last seen driving away in her vehicle. She has not returned home or contacted her family.

This behavior is out of character and family members are now concerned for her well-being.

De Jesus is described as white, 5-foot, 150 lbs, with brown eyes, shoulder length dark brown hair and wearing glasses. She was last seen wearing a brown floral patterned sundress, red flip flops and carrying a red and white purse.

De Jesus is driving a Green 2005 Ford Focus station wagon with Ontario license plate AWDS 144.

Anyone who may have information pertaining to the location of this missing person is asked to call the Halton Regional Police at 905-825-4747 ext. 2410 or ext. 5155.

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Missing Milton woman last seen in Toronto | InsideHalton.com

Halton police say a missing Milton woman has been located in Toronto.

Police did not release any information about her condition, only saying that Toronto police have taken carriage of the investigation and they are no longer involved.

On Wednesday morning, Maria Fernanda De Jesus left a family members residence in Toronto and was last seen driving away in her vehicle. She has not returned home or contacted her family.

Read more at: https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/7611152-missing-milton-woman-last-seen-in-toronto/

‘Please just bring him home’: Family of missing Toronto-area man …

The search for a 38-year-old father of two from Markham, Ont. is yielding few answers as the family grows increasingly desperate.

The family of Eugene Kim spent the weekend handing out hundreds of missing person posters and plastering them all over Algonquin Park, where witnesses saw him purchase a camp pass a few days ago.

On Sunday, hundreds joined in prayer for Kim’s safe return. His family and friends have started a volunteer search group and even rented a helicopter to scour the Algonquin area, but the search thus far has turned up dry.

Kim was last seen Monday morning after dropping off his two children — a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl –at school in Thornhill, Ont.

“He does not want to be away from us,” Christine Kim, Eugene’s wife, told CTV Toronto Sunday. “(My children) miss their father so much. Please just bring him home.”

Kim, who works in corporate wireless sales,

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