- May 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm #3982
A porn actor is wanted in Canada after dismembered body parts were mailed to different places including the headquarters of the ruling Conservative Party of Canada, police say.
Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, is wanted for homicide, Montreal police said at a news conference on Wednesday.
According to an official, Magnotta worked as a porn actor and there is video of the crime.
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Magnotta, believed to originally be from Toronto, was renting an apartment in a working-class Montreal neighbourhood. It was behind that building that police found a man’s torso in a suitcase in a heap of rubbish on Tuesday.
Later, a foot was found in a package mailed to the Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa, and a hand was found at postal warehouse in the Canadian capital. The package with the hand was addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada. Early testing shows the three body parts come from the same man, police said.
“Some police officers have never witnessed a crime such as this,” Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafreniere said.
He said the suspect and the victim knew each other. He said it isn’t linked to organised crime.
“As a father, I would have trouble sleeping at night knowing that the suspect was in my neighbourhood,” Lafreniere said.
Police said Magnotta is also known by the names Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov. They described him as white, 5.8 feet (1.78m) tall with blue eyes and black hair.
Police discovered the severed foot after Jenni Bryne, a top political adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, opened a bloodstained box at Conservative party headquarters Tuesday.
“It was such a horrible odour. I’m sure many of us will not forget it,” Conservative Party spokesman Fred DeLorey said.
Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada and not to a specific person.
Canada Post wouldn’t comment on the discoveries.
Eric Schorer, the manager of the building where the suspect lived, said Magnotta had been living there for about four months but hadn’t been seen around in a while. He said there were never any complaints about noise in the unit, and that Magnotta passed a credit test to rent there.
“He seemed like a nice guy,” Schorer said.
In Ottawa, political staffers were keeping a nervous eye on the mail.
- May 31, 2012 at 7:54 pm #13513
The minute you try to mail a bottle of wine across the country by Canada Post they’ve confiscated your package but they have no qualms about shipping bloody human remains around!
Canadian mutilators are sadly too common, and usually they play the “mentally ill” card to get out of jail free. After all, you’re not a threat to society if you were insane while you were butchering people, right?
- June 1, 2012 at 1:15 am #13514
He’s sick, SRR.
Some compassion might be nice.
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