June 3, 2012 – French police have no certainty that a Canadian porn star suspected of filming the dismemberment of his boyfriend and mailing the body parts is in France, a police source told AFP on Friday. “French police have no certainty about his presence or not in France,” the source said, asking not to be named, after a global manhunt was launched for Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, amid reports he might be in France. Interpol on Thursday issued a Red Notice wanted persons alert for Magnotta, also known as Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, to its 190 -member countries after a video of the grisly killing surfaced online.
Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail had on Thursday quoted unnamed sources as saying the suspected killer could be in France. The killing first came to light when Canadian police said on Tuesday that a human foot had been sent to the headquarters of Canada’s ruling Conservative Party. A hand was later found in the mail at an Ottawa post office, and a torso was discovered in Montreal. Canadian police believe the remains belong to a man who was dating Magnotta — and that Magnotta is to blame. Canadian authorities say they believe the suspect may have fled the country.
The suspect has been dubbed “Canadian Psycho” because the video circulating online shows a man stab another man with an ice pick and dismember him while a song from the film “American Psycho” plays in the background.