Police Identify Murder Victim of Suspected Canadian Porn Star

ABC News(MONTREAL) -- Authorities have identified the victim of a brutal videotaped murder that was discovered after the victim's body parts were mailed to Canadian government offices by a suspected porn star, who is now the focus of an international manhunt.

The victim was Chinese student Jun Lin, 33, who has been studying in Montreal since last July. He was last seen on May 24 and was reported missing to the Chinese Consulate on May 29, according to the Montreal Police Department.

On the same day, a human foot was discovered by a receptionist who received a blood-soaked package at the Ottawa headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada. A second package containing a hand was seized at a post office in Ottawa later in the day.

Meanwhile, a janitor in Montreal found a male torso in a suitcase behind an apartment building in the Cote-des-Neiges neighborhood. Suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was a resident of that building and Montreal police say he had a romantic relationship with Lin.

"We know that the suspect and the victim knew each other. It was not a random attack," Lafreniere said. "[Magnotta] knew the victim. They were having an affair."

Magnotta, 29, has been added to Interpol's wanted list, and Canadian authorities believe he may have left the country.

"We got the reasons to believe that the suspect went out of the country and that's the reason why we asked that our warrant will be sent out to Interpol," Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafreniere told ABC News. "So now we got help of different agencies around the world, actually, because he might be out of the country and he might be out of North America, so that's why we need help of Interpol."

Police are not aware of Lin's criminal history, if any. Authorities have confirmed that the mailed body parts did indeed belong to the torso that was found and that the body parts mailed to Ottawa originated in Montreal.

"The state of the body is so bad. It was cut. It was dismembered," Lafreniere said. "This is a very hard case for us in terms of being extremely gross. We're still missing body parts."

Lafreniere said police do not currently believe that any of the missing body parts are in the mail, but said they are working with the postal service while they investigate.

Magnotta has a heavy online presence, with a personal website filled with photos of himself and rambling essays titled "Cyber Stalking" and "Media Propaganda."

Lafreniere said the abundance of photos online may actually help investigators.

"This guy was posting a lot of pictures and people are sharing those pictures now all around the world and you have a lot of people looking for him," he said.

Lafreniere also said that "a video showing the complete murder" of Magnotta's lover was posted online.

"We have no reason to doubt that that could be the killing," Lafreniere said, when asked about the video's authenticity.

Authorities have removed the original video, but Lafreniere said copies are still circulating on the Internet. He called the video and the crime "completely crazy and inhuman" and was baffled that people would continue to circulate the video.

There are also videos online that appear to show Magnotta killing cats and appearing in pornographic films.

"We believe [Magnotta is] the same person seen on the web doing some porn movies and giving a hard time to some animals," Lafreniere said.

Magnotta also goes by the pseudonyms Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, according to the Montreal Police Department. He is white with black hair and blue eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches and weighs about 135 pounds.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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