Canadian police launched a hunt Wednesday for a male porn star after a human hand was found in the mail at an Ottawa post office, and a decomposing foot was sent to Canada’s ruling Conservative Party.
A nationwide warrant has been issued for Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, also known as Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov.
Police in Ottawa had previously disclosed that both packages were sent to Ottawa from Montreal.
The gruesome discoveries, described by Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews as “very disturbing,” were made hours after a severed torso was also discovered by a janitor in Montreal early Tuesday in a suitcase in a pile of garbage.
The finds are thought to be linked after an investigation brought them to a Montreal apartment that is believed to be scene of the dismembering.
The torso, he said, belonged to a white male and it is believed that the victim and the suspect knew each other.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, citing sources, said the second parcel was addressed to the Liberal Party headquarters in Ottawa.
Several websites describe Magnotta as a washed-up porn star and hooker, and say that he has denied ties to Homolka.