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1 of 6. Writing on the wall of a closet in the apartment where Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, also known as Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, lived in, in Montreal May 31, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/ Robert J. Galbraith
Fri Jun 1, 2012 7:32am EDT
PARIS (Reuters) - The Canadian suspected of dismembering a man in Montreal and mailing his body parts to political parties may be in France, where police are conducting a search, a police source told Reuters on Friday.
French authorities were informed on Thursday that Luka Rocco Magnotta had bought a plane ticket for Paris, the source said.
A French police spokesman said they had been alerted to an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol on Thursday, but would not comment further.
Magnotta, 29, a native of the Toronto area who was living in Montreal, has a bizarre Internet trail as an alleged kitten-killer and bisexual porn star.
Montreal police say they believe he is out of the country, but have not confirmed a report in Montreal newspaper Journal de Montreal that he flew to Europe on Saturday under a fake name. The police source said he had spent time in France in 2010.
Canadian authorities are trying to determine whether he was responsible for a video of a beheading posted on an Internet site that specializes in gore.
A search of Magnotta's Montreal apartment on Wednesday revealed a bloody mattress and pools of blood on the floor and in the refrigerator.
Montreal police said a janitor found a torso with no head or limbs in a suitcase in an alley behind Magnotta's building.
Authorities believe that a decomposing foot mailed to the headquarters of the governing Conservative Party in Ottawa on Tuesday and a hand found inside a package at a postal depot are parts of the same person.
(Reporting by Gerard Bon and Nicolas Bertin; Writing by Alexandria Sage; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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