Police Think Canada Body Parts Suspect is Overseas
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - A porn actor wanted in a case where body parts from a dismembered corpse were mailed to places including the Conservative Party headquarters might have fled North America, Canadian police said Thursday.
Montreal Police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said police believe Luka Rocco Magnotta fled based on evidence they found at his apartment, and based on a blog Magnotta once wrote about how to disappear.
The 29-year-old Magnotta has been added to Interpol’s wanted person’s list.
"We believe he may be in a foreign country," Lafreniere told The Associated Press. "He left a letter on a website mentioning how to disappear for good, and secondly our investigation brought us some details that might let us think that he could be away from the country."
Lafreniere said they have an idea where he might have fled but declined to say where.
Lafreniere also said police have been trying to take down an online video that they believe shows Magnotta committing the murder. The video shows a man stabbing another man with an ice pick while the victim lies naked and tied up. The first man later reveals he has slashed the other man’s throat. He also dismembers the corpse and performs sexual acts with it.
Lafreniere said they were able to take down the video Tuesday night but that it keeps reappearing online.
"It’s horrible. I can’t believe people take advantage of watching this," he said.
The case began Tuesday when police found a man’s torso in a suitcase behind Magnotta’s apartment and a severed foot was found in a package mailed to the Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa. A hand was found in a separate package at a postal facility, addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada.
Other body parts remain missing, and Lafreniere said police are investigating the possibility that other body parts might have been mailed. It wasn’t clear why the body parts were mailed to party offices.