Miami police eager to explore links to 2009 case

The arrest of Luka Rocco Magnotta after an international manhunt has the attention of investigators from Los Angeles to Gatineau, the Canadian Press reports.

The news agency says Sergeant Confessor Gonzalez of the Miami Police Department is eager to explore links to the Montreal body parts killing and a 2009 case that involved the death and dismemberment of Omar Laparra.

“I looked up the story — rather interesting,” Sgt. Gonzalez told CP’s Andy Blatchford.  “If Mr. Rocco was in Miami at the time of my murder then yeah, I’ll be definitely looking at him.”

The Globe and Mail reports that Concordia University has set up a fund to aid the family of Lin Jun, the Chinese student who was killed and dismembered last month in Montreal.

Magnotta was arrested in Germany in connection with the case. He awaits extradition to Canada.

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