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Notes found in body parts packages

  • This image provided by Interpol shows an undated photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29 years-old, who is accused of videotaping a gruesome murder before posting it to the internet will be charged with threatening Canada's prime minister after mailing a severed foot to his Conservative party headquarters, police said.

    This image provided by Interpol shows an undated photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29 years-old, who is accused of videotaping a gruesome murder before posting it to the internet will be charged with threatening Canada's prime minister after mailing a severed foot to his Conservative party headquarters, police said.  (AP/Interpol)

  • This surveillance image provided by Interpol shows who authorities believe is Luka Rocco Magnotta at a security checkpoint area. A state prosecutor says police are investigating two claimed French capital sightings of the Canadian porn actor wanted in connection with a gruesome murder in Montreal.

    This surveillance image provided by Interpol shows who authorities believe is Luka Rocco Magnotta at a security checkpoint area. A state prosecutor says police are investigating two claimed French capital sightings of the Canadian porn actor wanted in connection with a gruesome murder in Montreal.  (AP)

  • June 4, 2012: People enter the internet cafe where Luka Rocco Magnottahe was recognize in the district of Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany.

    June 4, 2012: People enter the internet cafe where Luka Rocco Magnottahe was recognize in the district of Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany.  (AP)

Police in Canada say notes were included in mailed packages containing body parts after the videotaped killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student.

Montreal Police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said Wednesday that one note was in the package opened last week at the ruling Conservative Party headquarters. He did not give details, but suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta faces a charge of threatening Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Police previously denied there were notes. Lafreniere says police don't want copycats and are not releasing details.

Police also said body parts mailed to two Vancouver schools and found Tuesday were sent from Montreal and are thought to be linked to the killing and dismemberment of Jun Lin.

Magnotta was arrested in Berlin on Monday.
 

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