Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, a 37-year-old Sri Lankan man who moved to Canada in 2010, has been identified as the eighth victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Kangaratnam, according to The Globe and Mail, came to Canada “as a refugee claimant and, after his bid to remain in Canada was rejected, his family in Sri Lanka thought that he might have gone into hiding.”
The reality was much bleaker. Kangaratnam’s remains were found in a storage home McArthur used for his landscaping business, according to NBC News. MacArthur, prior to being accused of murdering Kangaratnam, stood accused of killing seven men in Toronto; all of these men had ties to the gay community in Toronto. Kangaratnam is now allegedly his eighth victim, with the murder occurring between September and December 2015.
Although there has not yet been a connection made between Kangaratnam and Toronto’s gay community, investigators on the serial killer’s case stressed that they had been incorrect in the past about the victim’s connections.
“Whether that comes true with Mr. Kanagaratnam or not, I don’t know,” Det. Sgt. Idsinga said of Kangaratnam's sexual orientation.