Bruce McArthur /// Toronto's Missing Men

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  • Megan

    Megan

    Project Houston, because they have a problem.

    Project Houston, because they have a problem.

  • Jay

    Jay Canada

    It was called Project Houston as in "Houston, we have a problem." According to Toronto's Globe and Mail

    It was called Project Houston as in "Houston, we have a problem." According to Toronto's Globe and Mail

  • Karen-STAT! Podcast

    Karen-STAT! Podcast Toronto

    Hey Nic and Captain, I’m from Toronto and Bruce MacArthur and his sick atrocities have rocked our city. I’m a gay woman and I am very familiar with the village. It’s a wonderful area of the city, fun, accepting and safe(usually). He at points, made this area his hunting ground. I appreciate the way you covered this story. You did it thoroughly and with compassion. A lot of blame can and been placed on the victims and you guys made it clear that they are in not to be blamed. Thank you for that. I fear that there are many more victims. I hope I’m wrong. Take it easy, Karen

    Hey Nic and Captain,
    I’m from Toronto and Bruce MacArthur and his sick atrocities have rocked our city. I’m a gay woman and I am very familiar with the village. It’s a wonderful area of the city, fun, accepting and safe(usually). He at points, made this area his hunting ground.
    I appreciate the way you covered this story. You did it thoroughly and with compassion. A lot of blame can and been placed on the victims and you guys made it clear that they are in not to be blamed. Thank you for that. I fear that there are many more victims. I hope I’m wrong.
    Take it easy,
    Karen

  • crazedceladon

    crazedceladon

    thank you so much for covering this, even though this is an ongoing case. you gave the toronto pd more benefit of the doubt than many of us have done, but you also laid-out *why*, and i think you made a good case for why they proceeded as they did without explicitly making a case, if that makes any sense. i never listen to 911 calls and victim interviews if i can help it because i tend to take on people’s emotions and it’s too much, but my god! the poor man you had near the end of the second episode?! what a brave person, to go semi?public like that! as a submissive, i get it. you put your life in someone’s hands; *usually* your wishes are respected and both parties benefit. he did *nothing* wrong! this fucking monster!! canada is usually very peaceful, but the rare times we *do* have killers, they’re always such fucking sick, twisted pieces of shit!!

    thank you so much for covering this, even though this is an ongoing case. you gave the toronto pd more benefit of the doubt than many of us have done, but you also laid-out *why*, and i think you made a good case for why they proceeded as they did without explicitly making a case, if that makes any sense.
    i never listen to 911 calls and victim interviews if i can help it because i tend to take on people’s emotions and it’s too much, but my god! the poor man you had near the end of the second episode?! what a brave person, to go semi?public like that! as a submissive, i get it. you put your life in someone’s hands; *usually* your wishes are respected and both parties benefit. he did *nothing* wrong! this fucking monster!!
    canada is usually very peaceful, but the rare times we *do* have killers, they’re always such fucking sick, twisted pieces of shit!!

  • Karl

    Karl Oregon

    As someone who uses dating apps, this is terrifying. Even as far back as when my friends and I would respond to personals in the back of liberal papers in metropolitan areas, we would joke about, "Just in case he chops my head off, this is where we are meeting. And, please, get rid of my 'toys' before my family comes to clean out my apartment." I could have easily gone on a date with this man had I been living in Toronto. He looks like a nice man. Note to self: Don't judge a book by its cover! Interestingly, I like the OKCupid dating site because it has a lot of user-written questions. You can learn a lot about potential dates by how they answer these questions. The site uses an algorithm to match users based on their answers. There is one strange question to which the answer is a determining factor for whether I will go out on a date with someone. The question is: Would you act out a rape scene if your partner asked you to? The answer is a definite "No!" As far as I am concerned, I would never date anyone who would answer "Yes" to this question. It's just too disturbing for me to think about. I wonder how he answered that question.

    As someone who uses dating apps, this is terrifying. Even as far back as when my friends and I would respond to personals in the back of liberal papers in metropolitan areas, we would joke about, "Just in case he chops my head off, this is where we are meeting. And, please, get rid of my 'toys' before my family comes to clean out my apartment." I could have easily gone on a date with this man had I been living in Toronto. He looks like a nice man. Note to self: Don't judge a book by its cover!

    Interestingly, I like the OKCupid dating site because it has a lot of user-written questions. You can learn a lot about potential dates by how they answer these questions. The site uses an algorithm to match users based on their answers. There is one strange question to which the answer is a determining factor for whether I will go out on a date with someone. The question is: Would you act out a rape scene if your partner asked you to? The answer is a definite "No!" As far as I am concerned, I would never date anyone who would answer "Yes" to this question. It's just too disturbing for me to think about.

    I wonder how he answered that question.

  • Mellow

    Mellow Seattle

    I listen to this show to go to sleep (not cuz it is boring but because my mind usually races about god knows what but I can focus on the show and it helps). Anyway the 2nd episode didn’t work for me because I started cracking up listening to you guys blundering about head to feet horizontal adult hugs lol. I woke up my gf she was pissed! Anyway about this case I keep worrying there could be WAY more victims only for the simple fact that u generally see serial killers start out in their 20s don’t you? It seems odd a man could hold down these urges for so long and then finally give in in his 60s at a time in life when you would assume u had more control and less intense sexual urges. The only way I could make sense of that would be maybe with the rise in semi anonymous dating sights and apps on the rise it gave him access he never had before?

    I listen to this show to go to sleep (not cuz it is boring but because my mind usually races about god knows what but I can focus on the show and it helps). Anyway the 2nd episode didn’t work for me because I started cracking up listening to you guys blundering about head to feet horizontal adult hugs lol. I woke up my gf she was pissed!

    Anyway about this case I keep worrying there could be WAY more victims only for the simple fact that u generally see serial killers start out in their 20s don’t you? It seems odd a man could hold down these urges for so long and then finally give in in his 60s at a time in life when you would assume u had more control and less intense sexual urges.

    The only way I could make sense of that would be maybe with the rise in semi anonymous dating sights and apps on the rise it gave him access he never had before?

  • PDT63

    PDT63

    McArthur was charged for murder of a 7th victim Abdulbasir Faizi on April 11/18 and a "John Doe" whom police had publicly shown photo's of and has suspected to also be a victim have just been identified so the count keeps rising.

    McArthur was charged for murder of a 7th victim Abdulbasir Faizi on April 11/18 and a "John Doe" whom police had publicly shown photo's of and has suspected to also be a victim have just been identified so the count keeps rising.

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