Luka Rocco Magnotta, suspect in dismember slay, left notes in body parts packages, police say
(CBS/AP) MONTREAL - Police say Luka Rocco Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering his Chinese lover before fleeing to Europe, left notes in the packages he sent containing his victim's body parts.
The case was discovered last week when Jun Lin's left hand and left foot were mailed to Canada's top political parties. The investigation spread to the other end of the country this week as more body parts were mailed from Montreal to two schools in Vancouver.
Those parcels contained a right hand and a right foot. Police also said they would conduct DNA tests to confirm a match, Montreal Police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said. The victim's head is still unaccounted for.
Lafreniere said the parcels mailed to the Conservative and Liberal parties and at least one of the Vancouver packages contained a note. He declined to say to whom they were addressed, or what they said, for fear of encouraging copycat crimes.
Magnotta, 29, was arrested in Berlin on Monday and could be extradited to Canada by the end of the week.
Investigators say Magnotta videotaped the killing and dismemberment in his apartment and posted it online. The video also shows the suspect eating parts of the body, police said. A copy of the video viewed by The Associated Press did not show anyone eating the body but did show a man using a fork and knife on it. Police suggested they have access to more extensive video of the killing, possibly an unedited version.
Magnotta was caught at an Internet cafe in Berlin after evading police for days while he partied in Paris. He has told German authorities he would not fight extradition.