Canada launches hunt for man who mailed body parts

Editors' Picks

  • Manchester United sponsors unaffected by the on-field crisis

    Manchester United sponsors unaffected by the on-field crisis

    Manchester United sponsors unaffected by the on-field crisis

    Manchester United sponsors remain unaffected by on-field problems …

  • Sacked Moyes thanks Ferguson for Man Utd opportunity

    Sacked Moyes thanks Ferguson for Man Utd opportunity

    Sacked Moyes thanks Ferguson for Man Utd opportunity

    Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes thanked his predecessor Alex Ferguson on Wednesday for having given him the opportunity to lead the Premier League club. In a statement issued through the League Manager's Association (LMA), the Scot spoke of his pride at being chosen last July and acknowledged fans had a right to feel frustrated by results since then. "I remain proud to have led the team to the quarter-finals of this year's Champions League and I remain grateful to Sir Alex …

  • Scholes returns to help Man United interim manager Giggs

    Scholes returns to help Man United interim manager Giggs

    Scholes returns to help Man United interim manager Giggs

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes returned to the club's training ground on Wednesday to help caretaker manager Ryan Giggs prepare for this weekend's Premier League match at home to Norwich City. Giggs, with whom Scholes shared many title triumphs, was put in charge of the first team for the final four games of the season following the sacking of David Moyes on Tuesday. As well as Scholes, Giggs was also joined by Nicky Butt and Phil Neville, who was assistant coach under …

  • Rumour: Guillem Balagué claims Lionel Messi on Manchester United’s radar
  • Moyes axed by Man Utd after season of failure

    Moyes axed by Man Utd after season of failure

    Moyes axed by Man Utd after season of failure

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's succession planning for life after Alex Ferguson was left in tatters on Tuesday when manager David Moyes was sacked after 10 troubled months of failure and frustration at a club used to seamless success. Moyes, appointed with a six-year contract on the direction of retiring fellow-Scot Ferguson last July after 11 years at Everton, did not even get to complete his first season as the club's American owners, the Glazer family, ran out of …

  • United must move fast with vital window looming

    United must move fast with vital window looming

    United must move fast with vital window looming

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United must move quickly to appoint a new manager and give him maximum time to operate in what will be a critical transfer window for the club. A season of abject failure under David Moyes brought a swift end to the former Everton manager's reign at Old Trafford and United will have to act equally decisively to install the right man to try to revive their fortunes. Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal is the favourite and he has the necessary experience …

Ottawa, May 31 (IANS) A Canada-wide search has been launched for a 29-year-old man wanted for a homicide in which the victim's body parts were shipped by mail to the headquarters of two of Canada's main political parties in downtown Ottawa.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, who calls himself a "young gay twink" model and is known to be a porn star and stripper, is believed to have filmed the killing and dismemberment of the male victim whom police say Magnotta knew.

Police reportedly have video evidence of that grisly crime but it's unclear whether it's the same "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick" video posted online at BestGore.com. In it, a man dressed in black whose face is never revealed, uses an ice pick to repeatedly stab another man in the abdomen while the victim is restrained on a bed, reported Xinhua.

The murderer then decapitates and dismembers the victim, who appears to be of Asian descent, followed by grotesque and disturbing scenes of necrophilia, cannibalism and a small animal -- described by the Canadian-operated website as a black-and-white dog -- eating from the stump of the dead man's leg.

On Tuesday morning, a caretaker discovered a headless, limbless decomposing torso in a suitcase on a curb piled with garbage near a blue-collar Montreal apartment building where Magnotta was a tenant.

Shortly before noon that day, the governing Conservative Party of Canada received a bloodstained package reportedly containing a severed human left foot. On Tuesday evening, police intercepted a package at a Canada Post Ottawa mail-sorting facility reportedly containing a severed human left hand and addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada.

Both packages were sent from a fake address in Montreal. Police also believe all of the body parts are from the same male victim -- although based on media reports, it's unclear as to whether he was white or an Asian man who was reported missing.

More of the victim's body parts could be in Canada's mail system, warned police, who have identified Magnotta as the prime suspect in this, Montreal's 11th homicide of 2012.

Although he has no criminal record, Magnotta was convicted on four counts of fraud in Ontario seven years ago and served 16 days in pre-trial custody, according to a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) report Wednesday.

The man, who once lived in Toronto from where he is believed to have originated, has also been linked to killing kittens and posting videos of it on YouTube.

Most Popular Stories

  • Why I went in search of the erotica writer Mastram

    Grist Media

    A filmmaker remembers the heat and thrill this mysterious Hindi writer gave sexually curious boys in the 80s and 90s. But would he be able to find the man behind the heady pseudonym? …

  • Who will run this country anyway?

    Who will run this country anyway?

    Box Populi
    Who will run this country anyway?

    Modi offers us an alternative, but our collective survival will depend on our silence. …

  • 15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

    15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

    Tech in Asia
    15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

    Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong ... …

  • Mahela Jayawardene exchanges heated emails with team manager and Sanath Jayasuriya

    Mahela Jayawardene exchanges heated emails with team manager and Sanath Jayasuriya

    Sportskeeda
    Mahela Jayawardene exchanges heated emails with team manager and Sanath Jayasuriya

    Mahela Jayawardene exchanges heated emails with SLC official and Sanath Jayasuriya. …

  • Heart attacks could soon be history

    ANI

    Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death among humans. The condition develops when fat builds inside blood vessels over time and renders them stiff, narrowed and hardened, greatly reducing their ability to feed oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle and the brain. …