The search continues for more victims of alleged Toronto serial killer

Toronto police are to start searching more properties connected to accused serial killer Bruce McArthur this week.

Numerous properties have already been searched in the investigation of the 66-year-old self-employed landscaper but Detective-Sergeant Hank Idsinga says there are still close to 100 others that investigators want to visit.

Police had said last month that they were waiting for warmer weather to resume searching the properties.

McArthur has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the disappearances of several men, most of whom had ties to Toronto's gay village.