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Luka Rocco Magnotta, Canadian porn star and suspect in dismember slay, spotted in Paris, police say

Undated photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, who is wanted for homicide in a gruesome case of dismembered body parts that were mailed to different places
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(CBS/AP) PARIS - Police are investigating two claimed sightings in the French capital of Canadian porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta. He is the man accused of killing a man he dated, making a video of the attack, and sending the victim's dismembered body parts in the mail, a state prosecutor's office said.

Pictures: Porn actor wanted in gruesome body parts case

Magnotta, 29, is wanted by Canadian authorities on first-degree murder and other charges. Police have identified the victim as 33-year-old Chinese university student Jun Lin, according to The Associated Press.

Interpol placed Magnotta on the equivalent of its most-wanted list. Police believe he fled to France on May 26.

An official in the Paris office, speaking on condition of anonymity because of office policy, said Sunday that police were looking into the alleged sightings in northwest Paris but had no additional details.

Police said Magnotta is also known by the names Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, and described him as white and 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.78 meters) with blue eyes and black hair. A police official said he was a porn actor.

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