Montreal police seek suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta in torso case Human foot, hand mailed in separate packages to nation’s capital
National Post Staff May 30, 2012http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/30/suspect-wanted-in-ottawa-montreal-body-parts-case/
Luka Rocco Magnotta photos
Police have identified a suspect wanted in connection with the discovery of a man’s torso stuffed in a locked suitcase in Montreal — whose hand and foot were mailed to Ottawa — as Luka Rocco Magnotta
A man by the same name, who is featured on a number of lurid Internet sites, is a low-budget gay porn star suspected of appearing in a number of kitten killing videos.
“The suspect and victim knew each other,” Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere told reporters Wednesday. “It isn’t linked to organized crime.”
In the past, Magnotta was rumoured to have been romantically linked to Karla Homolka
, ex-wife of notorious killer Paul Bernardo, who served 12 years in prison for her role in the murders of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy.
Mr. Magnotta, 29, uses the pseudonyms Eric Clinton Newman
and Vladmir Romanov
and is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.
He’s white, weighs 61 kilograms, and has black hair and blue eyes.
Lafrenière said the crime scene, inside an apartment unit, was one of the worst his force has seen.
“[It was] a very difficult scene, officers haven’t seen that kind of scene in many years, he said.