A Toronto hairdresser has been arrested and faces additional charges in the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl and connection to the deaths of two men who had young female bodies buried at his house and yard, police confirmed Friday.
A police spokesperson in Toronto said Friday Robert Pickton has been released on bail.
Ravinderpal Virk, 56, and Ashwini (Mia) Thurston, 49, were found dead last October, according to Peel Regional Police spokesman Rob Carver. A 52-year-old man was arrested Thursday.
Police later said a third body had been found and are linking the victims to Pickton who was initially charged with six counts of first-degree murder in those two victims.
“He is charged with that same count now involving at least one additional body,” Carver said.
Pickton appeared in court Friday morning via live video feed. He was later released from custody and is to appear in court again next month.
Police announced earlier this month that the remains of another female person were located at Pickton’s home.
Earlier this week, Pickton plead guilty to six murders.
Last year, police said they were investigating a series of unsolved disappearances in the Vancouver area that began in the late 1990s, which they believed were connected to Pickton.
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