Montreal: Packages containing a human foot and hand were discovered at two schools in Vancouver, in what could be the latest gruesome twist in the case of a Canadian porn actor suspected of dismembering and eating his former lover.
Police said they could not immediately confirm if the body parts in question were the missing extremities of Chinese student Jun Lin, whose hand and foot were discovered last week when they were mailed to Canada's top political parties.
The suspect, Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was caught on June 4 at a cafe in Berlin, after evading the police for days while he partied in Paris. He told the German authorities that he would not fight extradition to Canada.
Vancouver Deputy Police Chief Warren Lemcke said a package containing what appeared to be a human hand was opened by staff at False Creek Elementary School after 1 pm on June 5.
Another package containing what appeared to be a human foot was found by staff at St. George's private school for boys later in the day.
The British Columbia Coroner's Service and the Vancouver police's major crime investigators have been called in.
"There is no indication of any student or staff being targeted at any school," Lemcke said.
"This must have been a very traumatic incident for all involved in the schools involved in opening the packages and the Vancouver Police Department will assist any way we can with our victims services section."
Zheng Xu, a press spokesman at the Chinese consulate in Montreal, said four of Lin's family members, including his parents, arrived in Montreal on June 5 night. He said they will meet the Montreal police and the media at an opportune time.
The video footage of what the authorities believed to be, the killing seems to show the suspect eating the body, the police said in Montreal, where the death occurred.
Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafreniere said that although police have not been able to conclusively confirm it, they suspect Magnotta ate parts of the victim's body.
"As gross and as graphic as it could be, yes, it was seen on the video," Lafreniere said.
Authorities alleged Magnotta filmed the slaying in his Montreal studio apartment and posted it online.
A copy of what police believes is the video of the killing, shows a man with an ice pick stabbing another naked, bound male. He also dismembers the corpse and performs sexual acts with it.