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article imageSuspect named in case of human foot, hand sent via Canada Post

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By KJ Mullins
May 30, 2012 in Crime
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Montreal - Ottawa Police have confirmed that the foot that was delivered to the Conservative Party headquarters yesterday came from Montreal where a severed torso was discovered. Also, a severed hand was intercepted by Canada Post, and a suspect has been named.
Luka Rocco Magnotta is the named suspect in a body parts case capturing the attention of Canadians.
On Tuesday a janitor investigating a foul odor discovered a severed torso in a suitcase in Montreal. A hand and a foot were both mailed to Ottawa using Canada Post. The foot was delivered to the Conservative Party of Canada while the hand was intercepted at a Canada Post office. It was not addressed to the CPC. Investigators now confirm that all three body parts are connected.
Police searched Magnotta's residence in Montreal, and found blood-stained bed sheets. Neighbours said he was a quiet man who kept to himself.
The investigation is now being handled by Montreal Police. A media officer with the Montreal Police said during a phone interview that later this afternoon a photo of a suspect will be released to the public. It is unclear how the suspect was identified.
The media officer also said that the investigators have linked the body parts although DNA evidence has not been completed. The Montreal Police will not be releasing the name of the victim, it is also unclear if the victim has yet to be identified.
It is also unclear when the body parts were mailed. Constable Wendy Drummond, Toronto Police Service, said that it takes a couple of days for a body to begin to smell during a phone interview.
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