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Members of the Toronto Police Service excavate the back of a property in Toronto during an investigation in relation to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur on Thursday, July 5, 2018. More human remains have been discovered behind a home where McArthur worked as a landscaper. (Photo: Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP)

The ongoing police excavation at a north Toronto property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur worked has introduced more uncertainty about when the investigation might end, the lead detective said Friday.

For the second consecutive day, police uncovered more human remains at the Mallory Crescent home where McArthur landscaped before his arrest in January. 

Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga said the body parts were buried about one metre beneath the surface soil in a forested ravine that butts up against the back of the property. Cadaver dogs identified multiple spots within the ravine that police will need to dig through. 

"There could be more remains found, whether there are more victims out of those remains is another question. The remains that we're finding, they may belong to the seven victims whose remains we've already uncovered," Idsinga said in an interview on CBC Radio's Metro Morning

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