Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Luka Magnotta: Mutilation-By-Mail



Luka Magnotta


Usually, I take any "news" about Luka Magnotta with a grain of salt. For years, the wannabe male model slash porn star has been associated with the likes of convicted murderer Karla Homolka, although evidence that the two have actually been linked - romantically or otherwise - is painfully lacking. Most critical thinkers who have heard the rumours seem to think that Magnotta cooked the stories up himself if for no other reason than to further himself as one of Canada's most unrepentant attention whores. 

And then, I glutted myself on the news of the day...

Montreal police announced earlier today that they are seeking Magnotta as a suspect in the grisly body-parts-by-post incident currently dominating Canadian headlines:

"A headless, limbless torso was discovered in a suitcase with a heap of garbage Tuesday at Place Lucy and Decarie Blvd. in Montreal’s Snowden neighbourhood. At about the same time Tuesday, an employee of Conservative Party of Canada headquarters in Ottawa opened a package that contained a severed foot. A second parcel containing a hand was later located at a Canada Post sorting facility in Ottawa."
Source: Montreal Gazette 

Web sleuths were reportedly the first to point out that the "lunatic" in a viral video depicting a violent murder with cannibalistic overtones bore a striking resemblance to Magnotta, who had previously been accused of posting videos of himself killing kittens using a vacuum cleaner and a plastic bag. One video nasties site in particular, BestGore.com, has temporarily blanked out due to a flood of incoming traffic in the wake of news reports linking the video, 1 lunatic 1 ice pick, to Magnotta and the grisly packages sent via Canada Post.

Police are seeking the public's help in locating Magnotta:

Luka Rocco Magnotta is wanted in connection with the 11th homicide 
May 30, 2012
(Translated)
Montreal, May 30, 2012 - Investigators Major Crime Police of the City of Montreal (SPVM) looking for a suspect in connection with the 11 th homicide that occurred on its territory. Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, and is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant.
Luka Rocco Magnotta is also known by the pseudonyms Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov. He is white, measuring 1.78 meters, weighs 61 kg, he has blue eyes and black hair.
Recall yesterday around 10 am 15, following a call from a citizen, police officers present at the rear of an apartment building in the Place Lucy, located in the Côte-des-Neiges. Agents make the discovery of human remains in a pile of garbage. The investigation was quickly transferred to the Major Crimes Section.
Investigative leads led investigators to a home Decarie Boulevard, also in the Côte-des-Neiges, where they conducted a search. In addition, biologists Laboratory of Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine were asked to analyze some elements of the scene.
Meanwhile, investigators are exploring the hypothesis that human remains found in Montreal, are related to human foot sent to the office of the Conservative Party of Canada in Ottawa yesterday and the package intercepted by Canada Post that contained a human hand.
Currently, concrete elements, enabling the police to believe that events are linked. However, before concluding beyond doubt that a link exists, investigators await the results of pathological expertise.
Note that the SPVM works closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Ottawa Police on this issue.
Anyone with information about that person or see Luka Rocco Magnotta should immediately contact 911.

I'll do my best to keep on top of any developments in this ultra-weird and twisted case. 


More from Mascara & Murder...

View suspected killer's profile on INTERPOL web site, along with other developments in this sickening drama

Details of Magnotta's 2007 interview with Sun News

Read shocking transcripts from two of Magnotta's social media profiles, including a blog in which he discussed his penchant for necrophilia and cannibalism. 

Details concerning Magnotta's suspected whereabouts amid an international manhunt, along with newly-released details about the identity of his victim.

Details related to a new YouTube account believed to belong to Magnotta.

Luka Magnotta Caught
For a self-proclaimed expert on "how to disappear," Magnotta didn't do a very good job keeping a low profile while at the centre of an International manhunt...

Violent Society: Who's to blame?
Editorial discussing some of the moral issues surrounding Magnotta's very public crime.

Photograph of memorial created by Concordia students in memory of Jun Lin.

Read the emotional and surprisingly optimistic letter released to the media by the grieving family of murder victim Jun Lin.

Examination of an outlandish tabloid article about the inherently "evil" nature of Canadians.

As hard as it may be to believe, yes, this really happened.

Shocking series of emails the suspected killer sent to a U.S. attorney seeking advice while being "hunted" by animal rights activists due to the kitty killings a vicious client allegedly forced him to commit. 

View screen capture of the chair Magnotta was sitting in when he was arrested as it appeared in an auction on online retail giant eBay.

Discussion of raw footage of killing which has been reportedly discovered by police.

As Magnotta readies himself to return to the scene of his crimes, information about his despicable activities continue to surface online. Read a shocking (archived) thread on 4Chan in which the killer may have popped in to discuss his crimes.

View photos and details regarding Magnotta's less than triumphant return to Canada after he was apprehended in Germany.

Examining the art and science of courtroom sketching.

Details surrounding the discovery of some of Jun Lin's remains (believed to be his head).

Read about a plot that was hatched to bait and capture kitten killer Magnotta long before he became a notorious murder suspect.

Discussion of CBC's heart-wrenching interview with the parents of murder victim Jun Lin.

The peace-loving student was laid to rest on July 26 in Montreal, where he had made a life for himself.

Canada's investigative news experts examine the "hunt" for Magnotta, which began long before he came into contact with victim Jun Lin.

Following court proceedings concerning the Magnotta trial.

8 comments:

  1. He may be in Hamilton, Ontario at the moment. I am pretty sure I sited him on Tuesday the day before the story broke connecting him to the murder while I was on the bus. I called it in to my Police Department today. He was actually quite attractive, which is what caught my attention. I checked him out through out my 5 minute bus ride and considered talking to him. So glad I didn't. Was slapped in the face when I innocently followed a facebook story about the foot in the mail and his picture popped up.

    He resembles these pictures more than the ones they are showing in the media...more normal looking without the make up or cheesy modeling poses:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TS9oIIS4zYk/Tq4iSXa66yI/AAAAAAAAAAM/gVeBKDhfugE/s400/luka-magnotta.jpg
    http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm8/whatsgoingon8/DSC00253.jpg

    he is also sporting a tan and upper arms (biceps are very muscular)but he's still small framed...like a swimmers body i'd say. he was wearing a black t-shirt, shorts and wearing a backpack.

    he was very aware of his surroundings making sure not to be in anyones way on the bus. i interpreted this as him being really respectful, but now i see that perhaps he was on edge or being overly cautious. he took my seat once i got off the bus.

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  2. Wowwww, Anon! I'd feel a sinking sense of SLAP, too! Kudos to you for phoning your tip in to the authorities; all leads need to be checked out in cases like this (so people don't end up hunting a phantom "white camaro" or something to that affect).

    Interesting that you said his arms looked buff, as I read yesterday that he had apparently been frequenting a body building forum...? I don't believe everything I read, of course, but it's interesting...

    Thanks for sharing what you saw -- I'll be paying extra-special attention to all the web traffic I've received via Hamilton of late :)

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  3. hi, i am the poster above with the possible Hamilton siting.

    i of course want to remain anon for safety reasons. i was pretty freaked out the past few days and even nervous when leaving the house. called all my friends to warn them...especially my gay pals.

    that's interesting about the body building forum messages you were reading. makes me shudder. can you direct me to this forum/comments?

    the past few days after i called in the report have been extremely frustrating what with news media saying he left the country and me being 90% sure that i saw him on the bus on Tuesday which meant he was in Canada...and my city. news reports are now mixed but one article said they think he is back in Canada and have received over 200 tips...based on how the article was written, i don't know if those 200 tips were in regards to luka being in Canada or just 200 tips in general about sitings, and youtube videos, and his blogs, etc. i wish the media was more clear...and if there are a bunch of tips which identify a specific area, i wish the public would be notified so those communities could be more on guard.

    i really hope the police department took my call seriously and forwarded it on to the proper people in charge of the investigation.

    i've speculated as to why he was on the bus and heading the direction he was going. i have a few hypothesize. one being the bus was headed towards McMaster University where there is a plethora of cheap student housing...and another...which i am more inclined to think (and hope) is, there is access to Go Transit at the university which would allow luka to leave the city possibly without having to visit a Bus terminal thus not appear on camera.

    since i gave the police timestamps of when i was on the bus, i hope they have considered this possibility and are checking their radar.

    i also heard that luka had possibly been harassing men who posted men seeking men want ads on craigslist. i hope the police put some "dummy" ads out their in hopes of luring him.

    also, i hope the police and public are considering that luka may even have another identity which could involve a female name and him dressing as a female.

    so after taking a 24 hour break, i am updating myself on the luka story. apparently there is a recent Youtube video that was posted on Thursday that may have been posted by luka. if you have found it or seen it, can you please share to your website. i am going to try and find it now. apparently there are 8 pages of comments, but mostly from the poster of the video and the comments are similar to luka's writings.

    cheers, and thanks for sharing my comment in one of your blog posts. i hope it protects the public by making them aware that he could be in Hamilton.

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  4. Thanks for coming back, Anon! I can definitely understand your fears, as I've been sitting here in Creepy Central myself! My best advice: visit your local army surplus store and buy a can of bear/dog spray... always helps me feel safer when I carry it.

    It looks like the stuff about him on the bodybuilding forums has been removed. I was still able to see the discussion via Google's cache -- those are usually good for up to a month:

    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=145295821

    And here is his profile there:

    http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/lukamagnotta/

    Kind of dumb, I think, for the authorities to remove a lot of this stuff -- Magnotta strikes me as the type of guy who will want to keep in touch with his "audience" while he's enjoying the thrill of being hunted by seemingly the entire world.

    I'll see what I can find re: any "secret" YouTube vids, and will post anything I find here on this blog.

    Stay safe, and please keep Mascara & Murder updated if you see/hear anything else in your neck of the woods!

    All the best,
    Kitty

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  5. Annnnnnd... here is the YouTube channel rumoured to be attributed to Magnotta:

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

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    1. I called thepolice in 2010, about a female screaming the words "help me, somebody help me". I lived in a townhouse that was attached to 5 other town houses. I believed that the screaming was coming from the house beside me. When I called the police, they came out to investigate. The police made their own conclusion that I was hearing voices and wanted to take me to the hospital. I told the police I would go and that I wanted to bring my camera. At the hospital I told the nurse and Doctor that I had recorded the screaming on my camera, but I had not played it back yet. When I played the recording back to the Doctor, he said that someone was definatly screaming in disstress. The Doctor then played the recording to the nurses. After hearing the screaming, the Doctor called the police that had brought me to the hospital and told them that they heard the recording of someone screaming in fear. The Doctor told the police that they needed to go back and investigate, because someone was in Danger. The police refused to investigate or go back to the townhouse where the screaming was heard.The Doctor then told me to contact a supervisor to request further investigation the following day. When I spoke to the police the next day they they came back to our house. The police still insisted that there was no screaming coming from the neighbours. The person that lived next to us slightly resembeled Luka Magnotta.In the one year that the neighbours lived next to us was very strange. The male drove a black pick up truck, and stayed out every night until three in o'clock in the morning. He would return home with his truck covered in mud. They also never had any visitors in the one year that they lived next to us. The female that lived next door with the male was an RPN. In November of 2010 my father had a heart attack on our driveway infront of me and my 2 children, and fiance. The female was out side returning home from walking her dog. She saw my father having a heart attack, and didn't stop to see if there was anything she could help out with. When you become a nurse, you are required to assist any one who requires medical attention. She went inside her house. One day we were arguing and I mentioned that she could lose her licence if I reported her to the hospital. The neighbours moved out when their leased ended. This seems to me that they were hidding something. I believe that someone was killed in the unit next to us. I think this should be checked out just incase there were any victims in Hamilton.

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  6. this sick ass was caught in my country -_-

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