Suspected cannibal killer Luka Rocco Magnotta is thought to have gone on the run in Europe after allegedly posting a video of him killing his lover
An international manhunt has been launched for Canadian Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, after police in Montreal unearthed evidence he may have fled to Europe.
He was last in London just six months ago, when he was confronted by journalists over his alleged posting of a home-made video showing a kitten being fed to a python.
It has been claimed that he wrote a chilling email to one newspaper at the time saying: 'You you will be hearing from me again.
'This time, however, the victims won’t be small animals.'
Magnotta is is wanted by police in Canada after a man's maggot-ridden torso was found in a locked suitcase by his Montreal apartment block.
Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafreniere earlier said authorities believe Magnotta fled North America based on evidence they found at his apartment, and based on a blog the suspected killer once wrote about how to disappear.
Magnotta, 29, has been added to Interpol's 'wanted persons' list. 'We believe he may be in a foreign country,' Commander Lafreniere told The Associated Press.
'He left a letter on a website mentioning how to disappear for good, and secondly, our investigation brought us some details that might let us think that he could be away from the country.'
Bisexual Magnotta was exposed in the UK press in December last year when he was linked to a sadistic video which showed a kitten being fed to a Burmese python.
Lurking half-hidden under a pillow lay a yellow Burmese python, which can grow up to 19ft long and is one of the largest snakes in the world.
Pink lipstick: Magnotta has acted in low-budget gay porn films, as well as working as a stripper and model
Once the kitten's tail stops moving the snake swallows her whole — head first. Its cries of agony are drowned out by the Christmas song Little Drummer Boy playing in the background of the video.
At the time Magnotta was staying in a room above a pub in Wembley, where he was tracked down and quizzed by journalists. Magnotta at the time denied being behind the sick footage, and he even turned up at the offices of The Sun newspaper to complain that reporters there were harassing him.
Evil: Magnotta is also thought to have been behind this video which showed a kitten being fed to a python
The bait: The kitten is distracted and moments later the python pounces and wraps its coils around its preyBut shortly after the paper received an email staff believed came from Magnotta telling of his love of London but saying he would 'have to say goodbye for now'.
The missive continued: 'But don't worry, in the near future you you will be hearing from me again. This time, however, the victims won’t be small animals. I will however, send you a copy of the new video I’m going to be making. You see, killing is different than smoking... with smoking you can actually quit.
'Once you kill, and taste blood, it’s impossible to stop.' The email was signed off with the name John Kilbride, one of the first child victims of Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
The reference to the Moors murderers offered gruesome link between the kitten killing video and those dreadful crimes - Little Drummer Boy was the same track heard on a tape Brady made of the torture and murder of Lesley Ann Downey.
Police officers and animal rights campaigners believe Magnotta could also be behind a sickening video posted online where two further kittens are tortured and killed.
The video shows the kitten disappearing in the python's mouth
In distressing scenes, the cleaner is then switched on and the air is slowly sucked out of the bag. The mewing kittens can be seen wriggling around and clawing to escape as the polythene tightens around them.
Commander Lafreniere also said officers have been trying to take down an online video that they believe shows Magnotta murdering a man he dated. The sickening snuff video footage, called '1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick' and uploaded last week, shows a naked male tied to a bed frame being attacked with both an ice pick and a kitchen knife.
The Best Gore website says the film, which is unclear where or when it was filmed, then shows the victim being stabbed and having his throat slashed to the soundtrack of True Faith by New Order.
He is later decapitated, dismembered and sexually assaulted before his attacker uses a knife and fork to slice off and consume a piece of fatty flesh from his behind.
Friendly: This video, posted online two years ago, shows a man who looks like Magnotta appearing to be caring for the cats (he disguised his face)
Sickening: But the man then seals the bag, attaches the vacuum cleaner hose and sucks the air out of it
Commander Lafreniere said they were able to take down the video on Wednesday night but that it keeps reappearing online. 'It's horrible. I can't believe people take advantage of watching this,' he said.
The hunt for Magnotta began on Tuesday when Canadian police found a man's torso in a suitcase behind his Montreal apartment building and a severed foot was found in a package mailed to the Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa. A hand was found in a separate package at a postal facility, addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada.
Other body parts remain missing, and Lafreniere said police are investigating the possibility that they also may have been put in the mail. Criminal profiler Pat Brown said the suspect clearly loves attention. 'He's not political, psychopaths rarely are, so he didn't send those parts for political reasons but to get a splash in the media,' Mr Brown said.
'He wants to go in history as being the creepiest guy out there.'
Police said Magnotta is also known by the aliases Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov. They described him as white, 5ft 8in tall with blue eyes and black hair. A police official said he was a porn actor. His internet presence indicates he is a bisexual porn actor and model with a myriad of aliases.
Room number 208: The entrance door of the one-bedroom apartment in a run-down, working class area of Montreal where Magnotta is believed to have lived and carried out the murder
Suspected crime scene: These images of the bed inside Magnotta's apartment show a mattress stained with blood. It is thought the former stripper dismembered his lover on camera
Investigation: An internal shot of Magnotta's one-room apartment, outside of which a maggot-ridden torso was found in a suitcase
Vacant: The tenant of the apartment, Luke Magnotta, has not been seen since the body was found
'When making the decision to disappear, it is very important to understand that this is not a process that can be successfully accomplished overnight,' it reads.
'For best results under normal circumstances, a minimum of four months is really necessary to successfully carry out the heroic actions necessary to leave your old life behind.
'This is certainly not an undertaking to be entered into lightly - be completely sure of yourself before you commit to this.'
Disturbed: The chilling message written on the wall of a cupboard in the apartment
Gruesome: A dark red substance which looks like it could be blood is seen in Magnotta's refrigerator
Crime scene: Luka Magnotta's apartment in Ottawa, Canada
The four-floor, 57-unit building on Decarie Boulevard has apartments overlooking one of the city's busiest roads on one side.
One of these is unit 208, the narrow, one-room apartment rented by Magnotta. Some tenants indicated that drug use is a common source of problems in the building.
Inside officers found blood-soaked sheets, what looked like a pool of blood in a refrigerator, and a message scrawled on a wall inside a wardrobe that said: 'If you don't like the reflection, don't look in the mirror. I don't care.'
Grim work: Montreal police investigators gather evidence outside the apartment bock
Manhunt: Police stand guard outside a forensic tent by the building
Few tenants said they knew Magnotta, who had only lived in the building for around four months. They described him as an effeminate man who was quiet and aloof but pleasant at times.
Eric Schorer, the building's manager, called him 'very anti-social.'
'He never really talked to anybody. He was always very cordial with me but very short, like, "Hi Eric, have a good day." That's it,' Mr Schorer said.
Hazardous material: A police officer carries a yellow bag with the bloody package that contains the festering foot mailed to Conservative Party headquarters on Tuesday
Desperate for publicity: Criminal profiler Pat Brown said that, even though the package was addressed to Conservative Party headquarters, the foot was not a political message
As she opened the package, a foul odour overcame the office. 'It was such a horrible odor. I'm sure many of us will not forget it,' Conservative Party spokesman Fred DeLorey said.
Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada and not to a specific person. According to reports, a note found with the foot claimed a total of six dismembered body parts had been posted, with the killer warning he would strike again.
Magnotta has no criminal record, but, according to The Sun, a relative said: 'He hurt us when he was a younger and we haven't been in contact with him for a while.'
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