French police step up hunt for Canadian porn actor in body parts case

A 29 year-old Canadian porn actor wanted for the murder and dismemberment of his lover has been traced to several locations in and around Paris.

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A 29 year-old Canadian porn actor wanted for the murder and dismemberment of his lover has been traced to several locations in and around Paris, reports BBC News.

French police have conducted searches in Paris in the hunt for a Canadian porn actor wanted for the murder and dismemberment of his lover.

French media say police are not sure whether Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, is still in the Paris region. His mobile phone signal was traced to two Paris districts. He is thought to have arrived from Montreal a week ago.

Police found items of his in a Paris hotel room - pornographic magazines and airline sick bags, French media say.

The hotel is in Bagnolet, an eastern suburb of Paris near the peripherique ring road.

Interpol has issued a Red Notice wanted-persons alert for Mr Magnotta, a native English-speaker from Ontario. He is also known as Eric Clinton Newman or Vladimir Romanov.

At the weekend French police searched a bar and two hotels in Bagnolet, following up alleged sightings of the suspect, a police source said.

The suspect's alleged victim was Jun Lin, a 33-year-old Chinese student, Montreal police told the BBC.

A hand and a foot were posted to political parties in Ottawa on Tuesday and a headless torso was found behind Mr Magnotta's Montreal flat.

Although results have not yet emerged from forensic tests on the remains, police say they are all but certain the body parts were Jun Lin's.

A video posted online, in which a man apparently uses an ice pick to kill another man, is believed to show Jun Lin's murder, investigators say.

The suspect had reportedly worked as a bisexual porn actor and model.

Jun Lin, from the city of Wuhan, in China's Hubei province, had been living in Montreal since July 2011.

He was enrolled as an undergraduate in the engineering and computer science faculty at Montreal's Concordia University, said a spokeswoman for the college.

Read more of this report from BBC News.

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