Manhunt Ensues for Porn Actor Suspect in Canada’s Grisly Mail Murder

An international search is on for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man authorities say murdered and dismembered a 33-year-old Chinese student and sent his body parts through the mail.

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Rocco Luka Magnotta, also known as Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, is shown in this undated handout photo released by Montreal Police

The saga continues in what has to be one of the freakiest weeks for bizarre murders in North American history. As authorities in Florida, New Jersey, Washington and Maryland grapple with stories of cannibalism, mutilation and mass murder, Canadian police have announced a nationwide manhunt for the person they suspect sent a human hand and foot through the mail. Authorities believe that Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, has fled to France, prompting Interpol to add him to its list of wanted persons and to send “red notices” to officials in more than 100 countries, according to the Star.

In case you missed this hideous episode thanks to the zombie uprising to the south, here’s the rundown: On Tuesday, Canada’s Conservative Party Headquarters received a package containing a bloody, severed human foot. Late Wednesday, CTV News reported that the box contained a note that warned of five more body parts. Shortly thereafter, a human hand made its way via mail to the Ottawa Postal Terminal and police uncovered a mauled torso stuffed in a suitcase in Montreal.

(MORE: Human Hand, Foot Found in Canadian Mail)

But that’s not all. An explicit video, 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick, featuring a naked man being stabbed with a kitchen knife and ice pick, surfaced on the Internet. Police have confirmed that the video “depicts the actual crime,” and have linked Magnotta to the slaughter, the National Post reports.

The victim has been identified by police as Lin Jun, a 33-year-old Chinese citizen and student at Concordia University in Montreal. He was believed to have been involved in a relationship with Magnotta and is likely to have entered the apartment where he was murdered willingly. According to CBC News, Lin was reported missing by his family on May 29, the same day the first package showed up in the mail.

A self-described bisexual porn actor who also goes by the names Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, Magnotta is also believed to have posted multiple videos of himself murdering kittens and writing blogs about necrophilia. He even wrote a telling post, “How to Completely Disappear and Never Be Found,” which explained a six-step process to change your identity. “When making the decision to disappear, it is very important to understand that this is not a process that can be successfully accomplished overnight,”Magnotta writes.

“I’ve been doing this job for close to 30 years now and I’ve never seen and never heard of something like this,” Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière told the Star. “It’s like watching a very bad movie.”

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