Porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta 'mailed body parts to schools' in Vancouver

 

Body parts mailed to two Vancouver schools were sent from Montreal and are thought to be linked to the killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student, Canadian police said yesterday.

The development came as the Canadian porn actor suspected in the case awaited extradition after his arrest in Germany.

Montreal police commander Ian Lafrenière said his department is taking over the Vancouver investigation after packages were found yesterday at the two schools. One contained what appeared to be a human hand, and the other a human foot. Mr Lafrenière said: "We have all the reasons to believe they are linked because they were shipped from Montreal. The DNA match will confirm this." The suspect in the killing of Jun Lin – Luka Rocco Magnotta – was arrested in Berlin on Monday and is expected to be extradited.

The case began last week when body parts were mailed to the headquarters of Canada's Liberal and Conservative parties. A torso was found in a suitcase on a rubbish dump in Montreal, outside Magnotta's apartment building.

Magnotta, 29, was caught at an internet cafe in Berlin after evading police for days in Paris. He has told German authorities he would not fight extradition. The Germans are waiting for Canada's formal extradition request, Martin Steltner, a spokesman for Berlin prosecutors, said. After the request arrives, Magnotta will have to tell the court whether he objects.

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