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Canadian Porn Actor Linked to Unsolved Miami Murder?

Montreal Police(MIAMI) -- Miami police say they haven't ruled out the possibility that porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta, who allegedly killed his male lover, chopped up the body and mailed pieces of it to government officials, could have committed an unsolved murder in Miami in 2009.

The news comes days after Los Angeles police confirmed there is no possible link between Magnotta and the chopped-up body found beneath the Hollywood sign in January.

Magnotta, 29, was arrested in Berlin last week on murder charges.  He allegedly filmed himself stabbing a Montreal college student to death with an ice pick, hacked the corpse to pieces and mailed them to government offices.  He allegedly also had sex with some of the body parts.

The victim in the unsolved Miami case was Omar Laparra, 21, whose body was found in the Biscayne Bay, dismembered and floating in plastic bags.  Detectives still don't know how he died, according to ABC News affiliate Local 10 in Miami.

The Canadian Press reports that someone posting as "luka-magnotta" wrote on Lotus car websites in 2010 and said he was living in Miami.

"Why not look into it?  Any agency with a similar case, we would look into it," Miami Police Sgt. Confesor Gonzalez told the Miami Herald.

But at first glance, the Miami killing doesn't follow the pattern of Magnotta's alleged crime in Canada, said Gonzalez, the lead investigator on the Laparra case.

"In the Canadian case, it appeared to be domestic, and the killer knew the victim, while in our case, it appears to be random," he told the Herald.  "Nonetheless, in the interest of being thorough, we will follow up with Montreal police."

Magnotta is currently in a German jail awaiting extradition to Canada, where police say he allegedly murdered Chinese student Jun Lin around May 24.

Magnotta and victim Jun Lin, 33, were gay lovers, according to Montreal police.

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