advent calendar: Patrik Syk of an elf unlike any other
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With the white beard, the round belly and rosy cheeks could there external hardly be better. Bruce McArthur was often in demand and well-liked santa at the mall Agincourt mall in Toronto, Canada. Everyday the landscape architect and florist. Someone's grandpa.
But this plot was not quite like any other. Not at all actually. In fact, the suspected Bruce McArthur be Canada's most hunted serial killer.
After several cases of disappearances of gay men in Toronto during the early 10 century began, the police suspect a connection. A special group of investigators of the Torontopolisen coordinated 2012 under the name ”Project Houston,” but it would take several years before the work paid any dividends. A large number of the men interrogated during the investigation, including the McArthur, but no suspects were presented at the same time as the men continued to disappear without a trace. In the meantime, the Bruce its rödklädda moonlighting as soon as christmas was.
the Christmas of 2017 was probably McArthurs last as santa. Body parts from several of the missing men had been found in the large potted plants around Ontario. Plantings arranged by a certain elf.
In January of this year was arrested McArthur, suspected of eight murders. The trial against him is expected to start in 2019.