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Police say a significant development is expected in court today in the case of an alleged serial killer accused of preying on men who disappeared from Toronto's gay village.

Appearing in court in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, Bruce McArthur said that no one is pressuring him to enter the plea to eight counts of first-degree murder.

The remains of his eighth victim were found at a ravine near the same property.

"That is why I was so determined to help ensure that the independent external review now underway is open, transparent and very much community driven", Tory said in a statement released after McArthur pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of eight men.

The court document said police uncovered a duffle bag containing duct tape, a surgical glove, rope, zip ties, a bungee cord, and syringes - evidence pointing to some of the victims being tied up, confined and sexually assaulted prior to their deaths.

The plea comes slightly more than a year after police arrested McArthur last January 18 on two initial counts of first-degree murder, and precisely a year after the force upped the murder charges against him to five.

This includes Selim Esen, Skandaraj Navaratnam, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnama, and Abdulbasir Faizi.

In November 2012, police launched Project Houston to investigate the disappearances of 42-year-old Faizi, 40-year-old Navaratnam and 58-year-old Kayhan.

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Fraser said that for her, there would be no closure.

In August of 2017, police launched Project Prism - a new investigation into the case - after Esen, a philosophy student and recovering drug user, went missing in April and Kinsman went missing in June.

"I believe that this is the best possible outcome for the families and the community".

Members of Toronto's LGBT community have criticised police, saying they did not take their concerns about the missing men seriously. "I'm not big on forgiveness.bad things were done", she said.

Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga, the lead investigator, has said the forensic probe into the killings was Toronto's largest ever - excavations or searches were carried out at more than 75 properties in the Toronto area.

Bruce McArthur has pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. It sparked a massive investigation in Toronto, the country's largest city, at dozens of properties where McArthur had worked.

Forensic officers spent four months scouring McArthur's apartment- they seized 1,800 exhibits and snapped more than 18,000 photographs of the scene.

Most of his victims had links to Toronto's Gay Village neighbourhood.

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