Bruce McArthur (Thomas Donald Bruce McArthur) a Canadian serial killer known as the 2010–2017 Toronto serial homicides. The 2010–2017 Toronto serial homicides occurred between 2010 and 2017, there was a series of disappearances of men in Toronto, Canada. He was known as Santa for his seasonal employment at a local shopping mall. Authorities found evidence including photographs of victims in his apartment. Authorities found the dismembered remains of several men in planter boxes at a residence where McArthur stored landscaping equipment. He was arrested in 2018 and convicted of all eight murders in 2019. On February 8th 2019, Bruce McArthur was sentenced to eight concurrent life sentences without the possibility of parole for twenty-five years.
Serial Killer Bruce McArthur (aka) Santa, 2010–2017 Toronto serial homicides, was active for 9 years between 2010-2018, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Canada
Bruce McArthur was born (Thomas Donald Bruce McArthur) on October 8th 1951 in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. He was raised by both parents. McArthur had one biological sister, up to ten foster children staying at the house. His father, a farmer and foster parent. His mother, a foster parent to troubled children.
McArthur a homosexual male citizen of Canada. McArthur completed 14 years of school, received a college degree. McArthur gained part of his education while attending Fenelon Falls Secondary School. McArthur married Janice Campbell, she left and took the children in 2005. He had two children, a daughter and a son, Melanie and Todd.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail. He saw a psychologist.
In 2010 (Age 58/59) Bruce McArthur started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his son Todd at an apartment in Thorncliffe Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where McArthur was known to work as a landscaper, garden designer.
He was arrested on January 18th 2018 (Age 66), convicted on January 29th 2019 (Age 67), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for twenty-five years at Toronto South Detention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bruce McArthur has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||Santa, 2010–2017 Toronto serial homicides|
|Victims:||8 - 8|
|Years Active:||2010 - 2018|
|Ages Active:||58/59 - 66/67|
|Life Span:||1951 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♎ Libra |
Sep 23 - Oct 23
|Marital Status:||married Janice Campbell, she left and took the children in 2005|
|Children:||two children, a daughter and a son, Melanie and Todd|
|Living With:||his son Todd at an apartment in Thorncliffe Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Occupation:||landscaper, garden designer|
|D.O.B.:||Oct 8, 1951|
|Birth Name:||Thomas Donald Bruce McArthur|
|Birth Location:||Lindsay, Ontario, Canada|
|Siblings:||one biological sister, up to ten foster children staying at the house|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Mother:||a foster parent to troubled children|
|Father:||a farmer and foster parent|
|Highest School:||14 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Educated At:||Fenelon Falls Secondary School|
|Arrested:||Jan 18, 2018 (Age 66)|
|Convicted:||Jan 29, 2019 (Age 67)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for twenty-five years|
|Prison Location:||Toronto South Detention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Bruce McArthur. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Oct 08 1951||Bruce McArthur was born in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. #19511008|
|Oct 08 1971|
|Oct 08 1981|
|Oct 08 1991|
|Oct 08 2001|
|Bruce McArthur started his serial killing spree. #2010|
|Oct 08 2011|
|Bruce McArthur ended his serial killing spree. #2018|
|Jan 18 2018|
|Bruce McArthur arrested. #20180118|
|Jan 29 2019|
|Bruce McArthur was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for twenty-five years at Toronto South Detention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. #20190129|
|Oct 08 2021|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Bruce McArthur (2010-2018).
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
Between 2010 and 2017 there was a series of disappearances of men in Toronto. In the early part of the decade Toronto Police Services (TPS) had created Project Houston, a divisional task force which linked the disappearances of three men of South Asian or Middle Eastern origin to Church and Wellesley, Toronto's gay village. However, the investigation was unable to determine if the disappearances were related or if a crime had been committed.
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