VANCOUVER/BERLIN – Packages containing a human hand and foot weredelivered to schools in western Canada on Tuesday as the suspect ina cannibalistic murder and dismemberment told German police hewould not fight a Canadian extradition request. There was no immediate evidence to link the two parcels sent to thePacific port city of Vancouver to Luka Rocco Magnotta, who iswanted in Canada on charges of killing and dismembering a Chinesestudent, then posting a video of the crime online. But Vancouver police investigator Warren Lemcke said local policewere in contact with the authorities in Montreal, where police saya foot and a hand are among the body parts still missing after thegruesome murder of Jun Lin, 32. One foot and one hand were received by mail at the headquarters ofpolitical parties in Ottawa last week, while Lin s torso was foundin an abandoned suitcase in a garbage strewn alley behindMagnotta s Montreal apartment. The investigation is only a few hours old so I cannot link it toanything right now, Lemcke said.
A Vancouver police statement said the human remains werediscovered in separate packages received in the mail at two localschools in the afternoon. There is no indication of an identity at this stage in theinvestigation, the statement said. Magnotta, 29, who has a bizarre internet trail as a gay escort, abisexual porn star and alleged kitten killer, was arrested in aBerlin Internet cafe on Monday after an international manhunt. Hehad been reading articles online about the hunt for the killer. WON T FIGHT EXTRADITION German authorities said on Tuesday Magnotta had told them he wouldnot fight extradition to Canada, where he faces charges offirst-degree murder, indignities to a body, publishing and mailingobscene matter, and harassing Canadian Prime Minister StephenHarper and other members of Parliament.
He made no objections to being extradited to Canada, MartinSteltner, a spokesman for the Berlin city prosecutor, referring toMagnotta s appearance before a judge. Steltner said the extradition order could be completed in the nextfew days and Magnotta, born as Eric Clinton Newman in Scarborough,Ontario, could be put on a plane to Canada after German governmentapproval of the order. Montreal police said the video posted online after Lin s death thevideo showed the killer eating part of the body. But they gave nodetails, saying they first had to establish without doubt thefootage was of Lin s murder. We have to confirm the authenticity of the footage we have. Retort Pouch
Webelieve it is (authentic), but now we ve got to prove it, Montreal police spokesman Ian Lafreiniere told a news conference. Police say the video shows a man stabbing his victim repeatedly andthen cutting off the arms, legs and head. I encourage nobody to watch this video. It is a video that wasextremely sordid, Montreal organised crime squad chief DenisMainville told reporters. China Stand Up Pouch Bags
The video was posted on a Canadian website that specializes in goryfootage, and police are now seeking to get the video removed fromthe Internet, and to find ways to charge those responsible formaintaining the site. Lafreiniere said Montreal police were in no hurry to have Magnottaback. It s not a rush for us. At least he s detained, he s beenstopped. China Spout Pouch
The largest manhunt in the history of the Montreal policeis over for us, he said. Magnotta is believed to have entered France on May 26, and Frenchpolice had been investigating thousands of reported sightings. Theytold German police on Monday that he was headed for Berlin on aEurolines coach, a French police source said.