An international arrest warrant was issued on Thursday for a Canadian man suspected of killing a man and mailing parts of his victim's body to the Conservative and Liberal party headquarters.
Police began their investigation on Tuesday, when a human foot was 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.
The 29-year-old Rocco Luka Magnotta, the former adult film actor and a model ,has an extensive online profile and significant Internet notoriety earned by videos in which he tortures and kills kittens.
The police hunt follows the discovery Tuesday of a headless torso inside a brown suitcase next to a pile of rubbish at a dingy Montreal apartment building.
The video was posted on Best Gore on May 25.An analysis of the room in the video matches photos of Magnotta's apartment, where police found a gruesome crime scene.
Montreal police have confirmed Magnotta is believed to have filmed the murder, apparently referring to a so-called snuff film which appeared online last week.
The video allegedly showing the Canadian murder shows a man, believed to be Magnotta, using an ice pick to repeatedly stab an Asian man who is tied to a bed and a song from the soundtrack of the film "American Psycho" plays in the background.
The nearly 11-minute video continues to show the murderer dismember his victim with a kitchen knife before sexually abusing the dismembered and decapitated corpse.
At the end of the video, a photo is shown of a person dressed in a purple hooded jacket or sweater, leaning over while holding what appears to be an ice pick. His or her face is mostly obscured — the only details that can be made out are the individual’s light skin, dark hair of cheekbone length and a poster for the movie Casablanca on the wall.
Online reports also said Mr Magnotta once dated Karla Homolka, who was convicted in 1991 of manslaughter following a plea bargain in the rape and murder of two teenage girls and her sister.
Homolka had claimed in testimony that helped send her husband Paul Bernardo to prison for life that she was abused and an unwilling accomplice to the murders.She was released from prison in 2005 and moved to Montreal.
Mr. Magnotta, who has also been known as Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, has left abundant traces on the Internet.
The video was no longer available on the gore website.