Police in Canada's largest city have said they will re-examine hundreds of missing persons cases after recovering the remains of at least six people from a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.
"I anticipate more charges being laid", Idsinga added.
McArthur was arrested on 18 January and charged in the deaths of Selim Esen, 44, and Andrew Kinsman, 49.
In an update Thursday, Detective Seargeant Hank Idsinga said so far only Kinsman's remains have been positively identified. "I don't have a timetable for that, I don't have a number for that, but I would expect more charges will eventually be laid".
Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga says more charges are expected against McArthur, who is now charged with first-degree murder in the presumed deaths of five men.
Authorities have checked at least 30 other places where the landscaper was known to have worked, including some of Toronto's wealthiest neighborhoods.
He was later charged with murdering three more men - Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick. After working on the property for a week and a half, Idsinga said the number of remains recovered had doubled.
Using ground-penetrating radar, police have also discovered areas of interest on the property and are hoping to excavate a section of the backyard in the coming days.
"We're going through computers, we're going through cellphones, we're going through online applications and different apps", he said. Police had previously said Kinsman was involved in a sexual relationship with McArthur.
"It is getting bigger and we are getting more resources are we go along, so it is going to be a very, very extensive investigation", he said.
Investigators are also starting to excavate part of the lawn at the home where the new remains were found. Police have set up a tent and heaters on the property to keep the ground from freezing and a forensic anthropologist arrived at the property on Thursday.