Report: Canada dismemberment suspect arrested in Germany
Luka Rocco Magnotta
June 4th, 2012
10:56 AM ET

Report: Canada dismemberment suspect arrested in Germany

Investigators in Berlin have detained a man whom they believe to be Luka Rocco Magnotta, a porn actor wanted in Canada for killing and dismembering someone and mailing body parts to political parties, a spokesman for the police in Berlin, Guido Busch, said Monday.

Authorities detained him after someone in an internet cafe told them she thought she recognized a customer in the cafe as the suspect, Busch said. The suspect offered no resistance when police took him into custody.

Magnotta is wanted on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of 33-year-old Jun Lin, a Concordia University student from China, and threatening, among others, Canada's prime minister after mailing him a severed foot.

The case began last week when a package addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived at his majority Conservative Party headquarters, and a hand was later found at a post office addressed to the minority Liberal Party, authorities said.

Authorities quickly traced the address on the packages to the Montreal apartment of Magnotta, where they discovered a torso in a suitcase in a trash bin.

And the crime, Montreal police say, was captured on a graphic video posted to the Web. It features a man - who authorities believe is Magnotta - killing another man, dismembering the corpse and performing sexual acts.

"We believe he filmed himself," LaFreniere said last week. "It's gross. ... This is a very deranged person. He is looking for attention, and he got it, but not in a positive way."

Not all the body parts have been recovered, and LaFreniere said forensic evidence and DNA were used to identify the victim as Jun.

Authorities believe Magnotta killed Jun on May 24 or May 25, posted the video, and on May 26 fled the country by plane to Europe.

That prompted Interpol, the global police agency, to alert authorities in 190 countries.

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  1. abby1

    I hope they have caught the right person. He deserves the death penalty for his heinous crimes.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fure

    Don't have anything to comment. This is just too shocking.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Fure

    What is our world turning into?

    June 4, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |

      A zombie infested wasteland...

      June 5, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I am glad this monster was caught.
    What he did was heinous.
    And to film it and put it on the net?

    Canada does not have the DP.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |


    June 4, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. JoshLavarias Canadians can sleep a little more easily. I hope this is the last incident in Canada's past two menses horrenda (months of horrors) and only good things will follow.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Emily

    It was only a matter of time before this narcissistic creep was going to be caught. He considers himself, “devastatingly good looking” and his need for attention is nauseating. It was good work on behalf of the investigators & witnesses.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • madmaninthemiddle

      He had a return address on the package, taped and posted the murder, and was in a internet cafe with no disguise after having his picture posted all across the internet. Clearly he wanted to be caught.

      June 5, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. High Hopes


    June 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |

    They should box him up in several containers and ship him back to Canada for proper "justice."

    June 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |

    They sh0uld b0x him up and shlp him back to Canada for pr0per "justice."

    June 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LESH

    Swift arrest, well done.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Good news, Hope the perp gets what is due to him swiftly too.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mickey1313

    This guy looks like a psychopath. And he is scrony, how did this little igit get the drop on anyone?

    June 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      blunt force todah back of the head...who knows...

      June 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |

      You forgot the infamous....arrow to the knee 😉

      June 5, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. Marco

    What's wrong with our world???

    June 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |

      One word....ZOMBIES! 😀

      June 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ♚Mmmmm♛

    gay tantrum oveeeeerrrr....snap-snap!

    June 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |