Suspected gay serial killer exposed as shopping centre Santa Claus

Photo of gay serial killer Bruce McArthur, who staged photos of victims' corpses.

A Canadian gardener charged with the deaths of five men has been exposed as a former shopping centre Santa Claus.

Bruce McArthur, a freelance landscaper, stands accused of killing at least five men and disposing of their bodies in the gardens of wealthy clients.

The 66-year-old is said to have met the men on gay dating apps under the screen names ‘silverfoxx51’ and ‘Bear411’ while driving around Toronto in his white van.

In one online bio for, he described himself as “a bit shy until I get to know you, but am a romantic at heart,” while adding that most men are “so far away”.

New images found online show the alleged multiple murderer dressed as Santa Clause in a local shopping centre, posing for photos with babies and young children.

McArthur’s Facebook profile indicates he was a Santa at Scarborough’s Agincourt Mall, northeast Toronto, for at least 2015 and 2016.

An Instagram photo from a shopper appears to show him also playing the role of Santa as recently as last Christmas.

In 2015 he posted a photo of himself with the caption “Back in the Santa Chair for another year.”

Agincourt Mall said that “there were no reported incidents by customers or by store and Mall employees during his time at the Mall.”

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