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Police Still Searching For Porn Actor Accused Of Grisly Dismemberment

MagnottaThis may be one of the more disturbing crime stories of the year: police in Canada are looking for a 29-year old man named Luka Rocco Magnotta whom they believe murdered and dismembered an acquaintance before sending the victim's hand and foot to various political officials.

The trail led to Magnotta, known for his work in gay adult films, after neighbors complained of a foul odor emanating from his apartment, where police reportedly found a "horrible" crime scene. They also discovered a human torso behind the building.

CBC provides some more background on the case:

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, suspect in the grisly slaying and dismemberment of a victim whose body parts were sent in the mail, including a foot sent in a package to Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa.

Police said Magnotta knew the person whose torso was found in a suitcase in a pile of garbage in Montreal on Tuesday, but they have yet to identify the victim.

Sources have told CBC News that police believe they have evidence of the suspect videotaping the killing and dismembering of the victim.

A hand was found in a package addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada at a Canada Post terminal before it could be delivered.

It has also been suggested that Magnotta participated in a video posted online that shows kittens being killed. Just hideous.

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  1. Finally someone has found a niche for the post office. You can't send body parts online.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | May 31, 2012 8:07:14 AM


  2. Forget kittens: the video of his (human) murder is, or was, online.

    Posted by: tcw | May 31, 2012 8:10:06 AM


  3. Wha? Details?

    Posted by: Matt | May 31, 2012 8:16:26 AM


  4. Things like this are super disturbing. Its almost as bad as the Greyhound killing four years ago.

    Posted by: Stephen | May 31, 2012 8:21:07 AM


  5. Canada has less crime then here in the usa - but dammm, when they have crime - its always a Dooozeeee

    Posted by: disgusted american | May 31, 2012 8:21:29 AM


  6. A...BEAVER... - You're a creep.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 31, 2012 8:21:56 AM


  7. @Matt: as reported at the CNN story linked to in this post, and in the Canadian coverage, this guy posted video of the victim's dismemberment as a kind of "snuff" film, under the title "1 icepick, 1 lunatic". I won't watch it, but there are reactions posted on Youtube.

    Posted by: tcw | May 31, 2012 8:32:46 AM


  8. UFFDA - So you're a letter carrier?

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | May 31, 2012 8:36:42 AM


  9. @TCW
    The CNN article doesn't mention anything implying him being anything other than an adult film actor (which is a non-sequitor to be honest) a google search turns up more than I want to know about that other video (and I'm into kinky stuff)

    Posted by: Matt | May 31, 2012 8:47:06 AM


  10. Right, sorry, I meant the CBC article linked-to.

    Posted by: tcw | May 31, 2012 8:58:19 AM


  11. Here is my question...If Luka Rocco Magnotta was straight, would they have referred to him as a "straight porn actor"?

    Posted by: CB | May 31, 2012 9:14:00 AM


  12. Well, this is bad. I went looking for details and found that both the snuff video and the kitten suffocation video are available online for anyone to view. I suspect that video of gruesome crimes taken by the perp will only increase. After all, we all want to be famous. Ick, ick, ick. He also has a personal website which is unbalancing to read.

    Posted by: lessthan | May 31, 2012 9:22:55 AM


  13. Topping the list of things I wish I had never read...

    Posted by: TJ | May 31, 2012 10:12:18 AM


  14. I've seen the kitten 'snuff' film. It's very disturbing. He kills them as John Lennon Christmas song plays in the background.

    The man he murdered is a young Asian. I've seen a few still pictures taken from the video he posted. Could have watched the video, but couldn't. From the description, the things he did to the man before and after he died would have made the Marquis de Sade proud.

    A Canadian media outlet is saying he set a fire inside a closet at his mother's house in Toronto a few years ago. And he left a note with a severed foot he sent to the Liberal Party saying there were four more body parts in the mail. Police confirm more body parts are missing, and by that I bet they mean the poor victim's head. This story isn't over yet, I bet it's going to get a lot worse and place very bad publicity on the gay community. This guy is really psycho, they better find him fast.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 31, 2012 10:13:38 AM


  15. This is all over the Internet. I guess the guy eating the face story wasn't the only salacious news that was fit to print. I feel dirty just reading the reports. How can people actually watch such videos? Something a friend said proves itself true once again: The Internet is the umbilical cord to the Devil.

    Posted by: TJ | May 31, 2012 10:59:10 AM


  16. And this is why disgusting crimes against animals should be treated more seriously. Someone capable of torturing and killing a defenseless animal isn't really all that far away from being able to do the same thing to a human. Killers like this tend to telegraph their psychosis long before they commit murder.

    Posted by: OddBet | May 31, 2012 11:28:28 AM


  17. the emerging details of this are too horrific for words.
    i mean, we're talking jeffrey dahmer territory here folks. paul bernardo/carla homolka, german cannibal, crazy-only-read-about-in-fiction horrors.

    and yeah, there's the apparent online "snuff film" he's apparently in, which is touted as being not only disgusting but apparently real. not that i've seen it - aint know way that material is ever crossing my computer screen.
    i worked at a videostore when i was a highschool student, and while the store never carried it for rental, ever, people were able to order (for purchase) the "Faces of Death" video series - a collection of videos of people dying on-camera. executions. grisly security cam footage of crimes, accidents, murders, deaths. etc.

    who is the audience for this? who gets off on murder and death? well, clearly we see who.

    and yes, crimes against animals should be treated more seriously. it's an indicator of a complete disconnect from compassion and empathy. HECK, that was part of the "test" used in BLADE RUNNER to find our one's humanity! dahmer started with small animals and look how he turned out.

    know someone who gets off on hurting smaller defenseless creatures? turn them in to psychotherapy. you've got a budding psychopath on your hands.

    and shame on whatever website(s) that hosted this demon's videos, and for aiding him in in giving his insane voice a pulpit.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 31, 2012 11:41:27 AM


  18. i found the link of the video for this murder but I couldn't bring myself to watch it. I don't know how anyone could...

    Posted by: Locutus of Board | May 31, 2012 12:21:13 PM


  19. KIWI - here's the thing about stuff like this getting on your computer - it can happen quite innocently. I clicked on a link associated with an amusing, G-rated GIF a friend had posted on Facebook. I was looking for more of the same. What I got was a site featuring gore GIFS. People being hit by cars, trains. The moment of impact looped over and over. WTF!? I realize that sh*t happens, but why roll in it?

    I read an op ed about this particular story, where the writer related comments that were posted to the website where this video is apparently available. Posters were critiquing the MUSIC on the video, for crissakes!! They were comparing it to a "better" video where one can hear the dying person gurgling!

    The thin veneer of civilization - under it liies some serious ugly.

    Posted by: TJ | May 31, 2012 12:55:59 PM


  20. Him killing the kittens was all over the internet. I admit I watched it ONCE. Once was more than enough, and it was obviously real not fake. His latest 'snuff' film I couldn't and wouldn't watch, even though I had a working link before it was shut down. BTW: bestgore is a CANADIAN based site. I'm a little confused myself how such a site legally stays up.

    This is what he blogged in March, 2012:

    '“It’s not cool to the world being a necrophiliac. It’s bloody lonely. But I dont (sic) really care, I have never cared what people thought of me, most people are judgemental idiots. I’m unable to talk to anybody about it and there’s always the knowledge that 99% of people would be repulsed by me if they found out about my feelings. Some people would even want to harm me.”

    from the nationalpost [yes Little Canadian, I know it's a conservative newspaper]

    ====================================

    He reminds me of a dude in NY/NJ named 24-year-old Anthony Marino who go caught having intercourse with the body of a 92 year old woman in a hospital morgue. He was tried and convicted, went to prison. Funny thing was he was a REALLY good looking guy, played semi-pro football, loved clubbing in NY, was a lab technician. VERY strange, you wonder what turns people into these monsters.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 31, 2012 1:12:42 PM


  21. New Order's True Faith apparently was looped and blasting over his latest video while he killed and dismembered his victim. This song was played during the opening of American Psycho. I doubt that's a coincidence.

    He also listed people he admired; James Franco was one of them.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 31, 2012 1:15:57 PM


  22. DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO!! ITS REEEAALLLLY GROSS

    Posted by: mattsy | May 31, 2012 1:50:32 PM


  23. http://youtu.be/Ew21K3J3JOQ

    this video was just posted MINUTES ago. likely by luka. i hope they can trace the place of uploading.

    no, nothing *gross* in the video.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 31, 2012 2:45:10 PM


  24. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc37CtjNQHaX1o10AJ0Uoiw/feed

    it appears luka is posting MULTIPLE fake youtube profiles defending "him"

    hopefully police can get records of where the videos are coming from. he's leaving a massive internet trail.

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc37CtjNQHaX1o10AJ0Uoiw/feed

    numerous youtube profiles that exist as glamor-shot collections of him, all defending him, all created within the last few weeks.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 31, 2012 3:03:11 PM


  25. Few tenants said they knew Magnotta, who had only lived in the building for around four months. They described him as a feminine man who was quiet and aloof but pleasant at times.

    mirror.co.uk

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 31, 2012 8:43:10 PM


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