Undated photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta
(Credit: AP Photo/City of Montreal Police Service)
(CBS/AP) OTTAWA, Ontario - Luka Rocco Magnotta, a porn actor, is wanted for homicide in a gruesome case of dismembered body parts that were mailed to different places including the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada, police said.
According to an official close to the investigation, Magnotta, 29, worked as a porn actor and there is video of the crime.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk publicly about those details.
Magnotta, believed to originally be from Toronto, was renting an apartment in a working-class Montreal neighborhood. It was behind that building that police found a man's torso in a suitcase in a heap of garbage Tuesday, police said.
That same day, a foot was found in a package mailed to the Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa. A hand was also found at postal warehouse in the Canadian capital. The package with the hand was addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada. Early testing shows the three body parts come from the same man, police said.
Police discovered the severed foot after Jenni Bryne, a top political adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, opened a bloodstained box at the Conservative party headquarters Tuesday.
When Bryne opened the box, a foul odor overcame the office.
"It was such a horrible odor. I'm sure many of us will not forget it," Conservative Party spokesman Fred DeLorey said.
Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada and not to a specific person. Canada Post, the country's postal service, wouldn't comment on the discoveries.
Police in masks combed through the blood-soaked Montreal studio apartment on Wednesday. A blood stained mattress remained there after they left.