Interpol has joined Canadian authorities in the manhunt for model and adult film star Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is suspected of murdering a male friend, dismembering his body and mailing body parts to the headquarters of political parties in Ottawa.
Magnotta, 29, filmed the gruesome crime in his Montreal apartment last week and posted the video on the Internet under the title “1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick.” The footage reportedly shows a man being stabbed repeatedly and then dismembered. Magnotta also carries out cannibalistic acts.
Police first discovered the crime Tuesday when Conservative Party headquarters received a severed foot. A note in the package indicated five other body parts had been mailed. A severed hand addressed to the Liberal Party headquarters was recovered at a post office later that day and a torso was discovered in a suitcase outside Magnotta’s apartment building on Wednesday. Montreal police spokesman Commander Ian Lafrenière said several body parts remain missing.
“We are still missing a few parts of the puzzle in terms of body parts, so yes, this is a special crime scene,” Lafrenière said.
Police believe all of the body parts belong to the victim in Magnotta’s video. DNA tests are being performed to confirm the theory.
Magnotta, also known as Eric Clinton Newman, was added to Interpol’s most wanted list on Thursday. An international warrant for his arrest was also issued. The 29-year-old is described as having black hair, blue eyes and weighing around 135 pounds. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Magnotta is thought to have once dated notorious serial killer Karla Homolka. He was also identified by a Facebook group as the man who posted a Youtube video of himself killing kittens. The group dubbed him the “Vacuum Kitten Killer.”
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