Police Name Suspect in Montreal Human Remains Case
Montreal police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for 29-year-old Luka Rocco Magnotta, reports the Canadian Press.
The man is accused of dismembering a body, and sending some of the body parts through the mail. A foot was delivered to Conservative Party Headquarters yesterday.
Magnotta is described as a male model, bisexual porn star and ‘youtube kitten killer.’ He was also romantically linked to Karla Homolka, though he has denied that publicly.
Montreal Police Constable Simon Delorme says detectives spent the night working the scene and although they need an autopsy to officially identify the victim, the torso is that of a man.
The first was found Tuesday morning in a package that had been delivered to the party’s headquarters a few scant blocks from Parliament Hill.
“The suspect and victim knew each other,” Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere told reporters Wednesday. “It isn’t linked to organized crime.”
As a result of further investigation, Ottawa police said Tuesday night that they intercepted a second suspicious package containing another human body part.
According to the Canadian Press, that package was a brown paper bag that contained a severed hand. It was not addressed to the Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa, but it’s not known exactly who it was intended for.
Police have not released information about that package in particular.
Tuesday morning’s macabre discovery led to a pre-noon call to police and paramedics about a suspicious package.
The first officers to arrive on the scene spotted blood splattered on the package and immediately called in the hazardous-material unit.
When the specialists opened the package, police found the severed appendage inside.
An autopsy is expected to reveal how the man was killed.
“The autopsy will be performed in the coming days but so far “all indications are that these are from the same body,” a communications agent for Montreal police told the Montreal Gazette Wednesday morning, citing a preliminary report. “We are still waiting for final results.” She spoke on condition her name wouldn’t be published.