'Canadian psycho' killing: hand and foot sent to two schools

Jun 6, 2012

More body parts have been discovered in Canada as suspect Luka Magnotta faces court in Berlin

PACKAGES containing a human hand and foot were delivered to schools in Canada yesterday as the suspect in a grisly cannibalistic murder told German police he would not fight a Canadian extradition request.

There is no immediate evidence linking Luka Rocco Magnotta to the two parcels sent to the schools, False Creek Primary and St George's, in Vancouver, according to The Chicago Tribune. But Vancouver police investigator Warren Lemcke said investigators are in contact with the authorities in Montreal, where police say a foot and a hand are among the body parts still missing after the murder of Jun Lin, 32.

"The investigation is only a few hours old so I cannot link it to anything right now," Lemcke said. "There is no indication of an identity at this stage in the investigation."

Last week, one foot and one hand were received by mail at the headquarters of political parties in Ottawa, while Lin's torso was found in an abandoned suitcase in a garbage-strewn alley behind the Montreal apartment of Magnotta, who allegedly posted a video of the murder online.

Magnotta, 29, was arrested in a Berlin internet cafe on Monday after leaving a bizarre internet trail as a gay escort, bisexual porn star and alleged kitten killer. He had been reading articles online about the hunt for the killer.

German authorities said yesterday that Magnotta had told them he would not fight extradition to Canada, where he faces charges of first-degree murder, indignities to a body, publishing and mailing obscene matter, and harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament.

Montreal police said the video posted online after Lin's death appeared to show the killer eating part of the body, but they gave no further details, saying they first had to establish without doubt the footage was of Lin's murder.

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