PARIS (AP) — A state prosecutor says police are investigating two claimed French capital sightings of a Canadian porn actor wanted in connection with a gruesome murder in Montreal.
Luka Rocco Magnotta is suspected of killing a man he dated, videoing the attack, and then sending his dismembered body parts in the mail. He is wanted by Canadian authorities for first-degree murder and other charges. Interpol has put Magnotta on the equivalent of its most-wanted list.
An official in the French capital’s prosecutor’s office, speaking on condition of anonymity because of office policy, said Sunday that police were looking into the alleged sightings in northwest Paris, but had no additional information.
Police believe the 29-year-old fled to France on May 26. Police have identified the victim as 33-year-old Chinese university student Jun Lin.