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Manhunt for ‘body parts’ suspect goes global


 

The hunt for the man believed to be responsible for murdering a man and mailing his body parts to Ottawa has gone global. Interpol, the international policing agency, has posted a wanted picture of Luka Rocco Magnotta, a 29-year-old porn star living in Montreal.

Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière told the CBC that Magnotta could have fled the country. A Canada-wide warrant for Magnotta’s arrest was issued Wednesday. “He left a letter on a website mentioning how to disappear for good and secondly our investigation brought us to some details that might let us think that he could be away from the country,” Lafrenière told the CBC.

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Magnotta is believed to have travelled to France last weekend.

Police believe Magnotta was “in a relationship” with the victim, whose decomposing torso was found stuffed in a suitcase behind Magnotta’s Montreal apartment, the CBC reports.

When searching the apartment, investigators came across a gruesome, blood-soaked scene and powerful stench. “For most of the officers who have been there all night long, this is the type of crime scene that they have never seen in their lives, in their career,” Lafrenière said, quoted by CTV.ca.


 
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