Luka Rocco Magnotta's Digital Trail

Luka MagnottaAt this hour, police are hunting for Rocco Magnotta, also known as Luka Magnotta, in connection with the torso found in Montreal yesterday and the body parts mailed to political parties. Luka Magnotta is a male model and porn star, originally from Toronto but now living in Montreal.

This story is just developing, but Luka Magnotta has left quite the digital trail. His site is currently offline (it's back), likely crushed by the traffic this type of sensational story generates, but his YouTube channel is up, containing tame videos like this one.

What's far less tame are the videos he allegedly made of him killing, mutilating, dismembering and having sex with the dead bodies of cats and kittens. One such video is titled "1 Boy 2 Kittens Video" and other is "Vacuum Kitten Killer Hunted Edition". There's no way I'm linking to either of these, but I will embed a video about the search for Luka Magnotta, the serial kitten killer.

More recently, it seems Luka Magnotta has progressed from kitten killing to murdering people. In a video titled "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick Video", a young man in a purple hoodie literally kills a man with an ice pick, before committing acts of necrophillia and cannibalisim. A Facebook group ForGreatJustice believes this snuff film to be from Luka Magnotta.

And that leads us to today and one of the more bizarre news stories to come out of this country. Magnotta, who hasn't been seen for several days, is the prime suspect in this investigation, and he may be tough to track down. He once wrote this article on "How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found". He failed to follow his own advice, however, giving himself a week instead of the self-recommended four months.

When making the decision to disappear, it is very important to understand that this is not a process that can be successfully accomplished overnight. For best results under normal circumstances, a minimum of four months is really necessary to successfully carry out the heroic actions necessary to leave your old life behind. This is certainly not an undertaking to be entered into lightly - be completely sure of yourself before you commit to this.

That's quite the digital trail... Here's a SUN TV interview with him from five years ago when there were rumours of him dating Karla Homolka. It goes without saying, if you see Luka Magnotta, call 911.

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Innocent until proven guilty, but Rocco Luka Magnotta's definitely crazy.


May 30, 2012 @ 5:03 PM

Lyle Lanley

Luka Magnotta and Karla Homolka, next season on Dancing with the Stars!

May 30, 2012 @ 5:16 PM


Magnotta, whom police say also goes by the names Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, is clearly dangerous. If you see him do not approach him. Run and call 911!

He is white, 1.78 metres tall, and weighs 61 kilos. He has black hair and blue eyes.

May 30, 2012 @ 5:18 PM


I have no words.

May 30, 2012 @ 10:18 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Prior to OT, I did a little more digging around. This story just gets stranger and stranger.

Luka Magnotta had a blog. It's at and he writes about necrophilia:

When I was a young child, I used to spend much of my time alone, either in the woods or in the local cemetery, where there was the grave of a 19 year old boy who died in the early half of last century. I felt close to that boy, and would pick flowers in the woods and take them to his grave.

In 2003, I discovered a mummified corpse of a young man in a vault, in a church where I was doing restoration work for a friend. I fell in love with him, and it broke my heart to seal him in there. I wanted to take him home and look after him.

I day dream about having him here with me. Silly ordinary things like watching TV together, listening to music, taking him out for picnics, watching a DVD late at night before taking him up to bed with me. All very ordinary things, apart from the fact that I want to do them with a desiccated or mummified corpse.

I don't have a problem attracting living men. I'm just naturally attracted to the dead.

Meanwhile, over at they wrote this 3 days ago:

Great thing about the internet is that when the community comes together, the impossible becomes possible. Yesterday I posted an upsetting video titled 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video in which a person appears to murder a drugged up male and perform heinous acts including cannibalism and necrophilia on him, and today my mailbox was full of leads all pointing at a possibility that the perpetrator of this horrible crime could be one Luka Magnotta.

Several Best Gore members, including Wing93 and tonces provided me with photos of the alleged perpetrator (one of which is shared above), however at this point there is no proof that Luka Magnotta is the murderer (or that 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video is real at all) hence none of the allegations presented in this post may be taken as anything other than speculations.

So I must ask the rest of the community:

What do you guys think? Assuming that 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video is not a fugazi, do you think said Luka Magnotta could be the necrophilia slash cannibal from the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video? Or is he just someone looking for internet fame and riding the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick tail seemed like an opportunity for otherwise unaccomplished individual to gain his 5 minutes of spotlight? I don’t suppose coming across a Casablanca poster would be all that difficult. But this is not where the story of Luka Magnotta end.

Best Gore members Matriix and Wing93 provided links with information which claims that Luka Magnotta had ties with two convicted serial killers – Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. According to, Luka Magnotta married Karla Homolka with whom he lived in the Caribbean but that article is believed to have been written by Luka Magnotta in a desperate attempt to associate his name with a famous killer. This information alone makes me doubt he’s the perp in the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video, because the guy clearly longs attention and seeks to get it through fake associations.

In his blog, Luka Magnotta expressed interest in cannibalism and necrophilia. This once again looks like another far cry for attention to me. Anyone could start a two page blogspot site in which they’d make themselves look like a psychotic killer waiting for their next victim, so they can grin from the comfort of their living room as whole internet falls for the trap and gets caught up in a chase of a demon that doesn’t exist.

Anyway – it would seem that his real name is Eric Clinton Newman, but he also uses several aliases, including Kirk Newman and Vladimir Romanov. If information on the internet is correct, then Luka Magnotta is a failed male model, turned gay prostitute, turned kitten killer. And if he’s proven to be the perpetrator from the Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video, then he’s now also a murderer, a cannibal and a necrophiliac.

What’s most unnerving is that he’s originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. According to a Facebook page created to bring justice upon Luka Magnotta for several murders of kittens, he’s currently on a run and his whereabouts are unknown. He’s speculated to have fled either to Russia or the USA (remember that one of the speculation about the location of the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick was that it took place in San Francisco?)

Luka Magnotta’s internet fame as a cat killer started in December of 2010 after a video of an, at the time unknown man putting two kittens into an airtight bag and attaching it to a vacuum cleaner surfaced. The man turned the vacuum cleaner on, sucking the air out of the bag, suffocating the kittens inside.

Follow up pictures showing a male simulating sex with dead kittens were posted a few weeks later. An analysis of pictures’ EXIF data helped to identify the serial number of a Panasonic camera with which the photos were taken. Through further digging, the owner of the camera was traced down and his name revealed – Luka Rocco Magnotta, born as Eric Clinton Newman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Once the name was known, man’s past as a gay escort came to light. He was wanting to become a model but it wasn’t working out for him so the closest he got to acting was by staring in gay porn movies.

Things got quiet around Luka Magnotta for a while, but waters were stirred again in November 2011 after a video of a pet kitten fed to a Burmese Python was posted on the internet. Few days later, another video in which a cat taped to a broom handle is drowned in a bath tab was posted and the internet hunt for all things Luka Magnotta was reignited again.

Information that’s already out there does seem to suggest that Luka Magnotta could easily be the type of guy who may perpetrate a crime like that seen in the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video. Is the internet overreacting or do we have a psychotic killer living in our neighborhood?

I would like to thank the many people who contributed to the information shared in this post. You know who you are and you can be proud of yourself for doing your part in casting light on mystery behind the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video.

Is Luka Magnotta the cat killer and the perpetrator from the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video the same person?

It's no wonder the cops had Luka Magnotta in mind as a suspect. Before the torso was discovered and the body parts received in the mail, cyber sleuths were on to Luka Magnotta as not only a cat killer but a murderer.

Absolutely bizzarre...

May 30, 2012 @ 11:05 PM


No way I'm checking out the videos but just reading what you posted....."Wow" is all I can say.

May 31, 2012 @ 8:28 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

A few updates of interest.

1. The man killed in the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video was of Asian descent. The victim in Montreal is white, according to police. And it seems the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick victim was killed a couple of weeks ago, according to promotion by Luka Magnotta under a fake name.

2. Luka Magnotta is now on Interpol's wanted list. Police are also investigating the possibility there may be other body parts in the mail.

3. If you seek out and watch the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video, you're going to regret it. As curious as you may be, you can't unsee that shit. Trust me...

May 31, 2012 @ 9:19 AM


The Justice student in me is curious to learn about his upbringing. He clearly sounds like a sociopath which is usually linked to massive abuse and neglect during his childhood.

It is absolutely scary that these events appear as if they were carefully planned and he could be hiding in a foreign country looking for his next victim.

May 31, 2012 @ 9:47 AM

Mississauga Phil

There is a special place in Hell for this guy...

May 31, 2012 @ 9:57 AM


Really wish I didn't read this post. I'm not exactly the squeamish type, but the imagery is haunting me know. Fuck.

May 31, 2012 @ 12:44 PM


i have 1000 ideas on how i would kill him.
and i am an older woman.
so any jail time i get,
what the hell. it would be worth it.
violence is a great thing going, unfortunately you idiots just haven't figured out that violence is being used against the wrong people and precious animals.
I REALLY WANT HIM. i am HELL to creature like this.

May 31, 2012 @ 1:05 PM

Ryan G

I saw the video a week or two ago before the story broke, and wrote it off as fake, particularly since there was nothing in the media about what appeared to be a snuff film.

Then I read about this yesterday, put two and two together and decided to go back and re watch the video, and it appears to match the subsequent police video of the empty apartment.

What's interesting is that you would think such a video would be yanked off the site, but I suppose it's a tactic by police. If this is all legit, then the killer would likely return to the scene of the crime so to speak, by viewing the video and getting off on all the views, comments and attention. Theoretically then his visit to the site to watch the video leaves a virtual trail back to his location.

And yes, it's extremely gruesome..

May 31, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

Ryan G

If this guy is responsible for all of this, then there's an excellent chance he's a Paul Bernardo / Patrick Bateman wannabe, the latter being the character from American Psycho.

In the video I mention above, New Order's True Faith is heard in the background, which is also played prominently in a nightclub scene in American Psycho..coincidence?

May 31, 2012 @ 3:25 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Ryan G

But one IP address in a sea of IP addresses is very tough to identify as the suspect. This page, for example, has been visited by tens of thousands of different IP addresses over the past two days. It's possible Luka Magnotta has been here, but how would I know?

Unless he's dumb enough to visit from an IP address he's already linked to, but no criminal is that dumb.


I understand he may be in France.


I'm sorry... maybe this entry should have a NSFL warning.

May 31, 2012 @ 3:26 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Ryan G

Not a coincidence, IMHO.

Remember, the links to Karla Homolka came from him... he was caught editing her Wikipedia page. He's narcissistic with delusions of grandeur and in obvious desire of infamy. He yearns to be Paul Bernardo / Patrick Bateman.

May 31, 2012 @ 3:29 PM


guy makes snuff film and puts it online and coppers ignore it completely

May 31, 2012 @ 4:09 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Yep - Toronto police accused of ignoring body parts case tip

Toronto police ignored a tip about a graphic online video that depicted the killing and dismemberment of a man days before law enforcement agencies began their search for Luka Rocco Magnotta, suspected in the slaying of a victim whose body parts were mailed out, says a Montana lawyer.

Roger Renville, a U.S. civil litigation lawyer, told CBC News Thursday that he had come across the 10½-minute video Saturday morning on a website that showcases gory videos. The video appears to depict a killing and dismemberment of a man, said Renville.

"What I saw in that video exceeds your worst nightmare. It's Jeffrey Dahmer-esque," he said.

Renville then began a series of calls to a number of law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States over the next three days, starting with his local sheriff's office. Most agencies — with the exception of the RCMP in Ottawa — were not especially keen on finding out more about the video, said Renville.

By Sunday at around noon mountain time, he called Toronto police and told them he had seen a video that he believed depicted the killing of a man and that he believed that the apparent killer was from Toronto.

"The officer was very skeptical. He seemed like he didn't even want to talk at first, but we got to talking a little bit and he suggested that whatever I was seeing must be fake. And he suggested that special effects are pretty good these days and it'd be hard to tell if it was real or not," said Renville.

"He told me that my story didn't even make sense. Why would a killer film himself and then put it on the internet? He said, 'That doesn't make sense, that's illogical.'"

Renville persisted, and asked the officer to provide him an email address so that police could view the video themselves.

"He said no, they wouldn't be needing a link and he declined to give me an email address."

Toronto police look into matter
Toronto police won't confirm the details of Renville's account, but said they are looking further into the matter.

Sources have told CBC News that Montreal police believe they are in possession of evidence of the suspect filming the killing and dismembering of the victim. While it hasn't been confirmed if the victim in the video Renville saw was the same one that Magnotta is alleged to have killed, the lawyer said he was nevertheless "extremely frustrated" at the response from police.

He said RCMP were more interested in his story when he called them late Tuesday.

Magnotta, believed to be originally from Toronto, is wanted in a homicide investigation related to the delivery of a human foot to the headquarters of Conservative Party of Canada in Ottawa and the discovery of a torso in Montreal. Magnotta was first named as a suspect on Wednesday.

The torso was found behind a brick mid-rise apartment building, which is near the bustling Decarie Expressway.

Meanwhile, a hand was found in a package addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada at a Canada Post terminal before it could be delivered.

Montreal police said there are still remains that are unaccounted for, but they have no reason to believe they were also sent in the mail.

Magnotta, whose most recent residence was in Montreal, was listed on Interpol's website Thursday among a group of nine international suspects wanted for crimes including homicide, kidnapping and organized crime.

May 31, 2012 @ 4:12 PM


I flipped on SUN News last night and the big headline across the bottom of the screen was "PORN STAR KILLER ON THE LOOSE."

Hollywood couldn't have written it better. This is just such a bizarre and insane story. Hope they catch this snake, and fast.

May 31, 2012 @ 4:58 PM


A SICK person who has the same character as Bernardo, Saul David Betish & Micheal Rafferty & others.

I cannot beleive you posted the access for the videos of this piece of SHIT of a person.

Posting the news for this entry is fine, but the detail is what is wrong IMHO.

May 31, 2012 @ 9:57 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


I didn't link to the videos. In the comments, I linked to but only after the video was removed.

And the details of the video is part of this obviously gruesome story. Like you said, we're dealing with a sicko here.

May 31, 2012 @ 10:02 PM


Has anyone considered checking IP addresses that repeatedly edited the Karla Homolka Wikipedia page? I have heard that he was caught making edits regarding their supposed "relationship". Also, I heard he sometimes wore wigs. I think I have seen this fucker a few times but the wig part is especially familiar. My memory is recalling a guy in a really bad "Jerry-Curl" kinda wig, plasticy and shiny with little curls. I read that one of the tenants in Lukas' bldg said he saw Luka wearing a bad red wig. The police should probably be checking with beauty supply shops bc he will need supplies to hide his identity. Most ppl who run these shops would prob find him a strange customer and would remember helping him. I also think there is a very very bizarre coincidence that he lived in the same building as an old horror film actor who worked with Jaime Lee Curtis. She has a major following based off all the horror movies she was in. This just cannot be a coincidence. My gut is telling me also that Luka sent the hand and foot either because the victim was considered missing and he was taking a piss on our government. Or, there is some kind of psychotic logic to this, it was a message of some sort. I have a feeling he will either kill himself or slip up and take credit, perhaps confess it to his next potential victim. What can I do about these horrible "feelings" I'm having? Who can I tell this info to? HELP! I want to get this disgusting excuse of a human!

June 1, 2012 @ 8:54 AM


The homosexual sadist kitten killer, racist who killed a Chinese man - he is not Italian, he is not Rissian his name is Eric Newman of Scarberia.

June 1, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

So... it seems the Montreal victim is Lin Jun from China. That makes this victim Asian, as was the victim in the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick. Lin Jun only went missing May 24.

The body parts mailed by Luka Magnotta belong to the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick victim.

And yes, Luka Magnotta is Eric Clinton Newman from Scarborough.

June 1, 2012 @ 11:05 AM


Suzanne Vega - "My name is Luka, I live on the second floor"...

This wasn't posted long ago:

4. Thank god I found this forum, i am about to have a nervous breakdown. On the verge!
6. My mother had me when she was 16, I am a male. I lived the majority of my childhood with my grandmother. My mother was always stubborn and she married my father and had me without telling her family. When I was 5 she unexpectedly came and took me away from my home with my grandmother. From that moment on my life was hell. My mother would lock my younger brother in a bedroom all day and night long, tied to a chair with no light. This went on for years. We were homeschooled because "the outside world was dangerous and dirty". I was frequently stripped and held down and forced to wear diapers at age seven and tied in a high-chair, I believe to humiliate me.
8. My father was an alcohalic "yes man" who was bipolar and simply a huge pussy. Both my parents are highly intelligent in different ways. My mother is extremely manipulative,calculating and I believe she thrives on getting attention negative or posative. She never finished grade 9 though and never worked a day in her life. Shes smart, but in a sneaky way and she easily fools people into thinking shes a great mother , appearances can be deceiving. My father on the other hand, he is very well educated but when it comes to socializing, he is not able to do it. He never had any friends and cant communicate properly, he is also a pathalogical lier and would throw anyone, including his children under the bus to save himself.
10. Both are SICK and I hate both of them with a passion, I often wonder WHY the FUKC was I given these parents and this life...why couldnt I have been born to a loving family that would appreciate me?? They conn people and defraud people and yet fool everyone into believing they are wonderful!! My mother wore surgical masks and latex gloves and wouldnt allow us to have anyfriends because they were "dirty" we couldnt go outside OR even go to school. Finally in grade 6 was my first day at public school.
12. My parents divorced when I was 13 and my mother got into an even worse relationship..imagine finding the lowest excuse for a human being you possibly could ever look for...well my mother found him. A convict,alcohalic,borderline retarded,criminal Charles Manson lookalike double. She brought him into our lives and my brother,sister and I were subjected to horendous abuse at the hands of this mad man while our 'mother' sat by and did absolutely nothing to stop it. The amout of hatred I have for this bitch for ruining my life aswell as my siblings lives I cant begin to tell you. We were cheated out of our LIVES!!!
14. My sister is now 24, she has three children from three different fathers, she is beautiful and has a degree in psychology but could never get it together because of her past I believe. She is now on welfare and single.
16. My brother is a complete failure in life and impregnates anyone he comes in contact with, is an alcohalic homeless bum who turned out exactly like his parents but stupider. I am 29 and went through YEARS of struggles, creating surrogate familys whereever I could, moving doezens of times and having psychological health issues from the trauma I endured. I became a male prostitute and was raped on many occasions then i got my life together and made alot of money, bought a condo, nice car ,nice clothing and showed everyone I made it and was NOTHING like my family. I gave BOTH my parents a second chance, I took my mother on lavish vacations, bought her expensive gifts, anything she ever wanted. My father and I have a weird relationsship, he had many nervous breakdowns and he acts like hes retarded but really isnt, he just enjoys pumping himself full of pills so people will feel sorry for him...he is two faced and I had to cut him out of my life. My mother promised she would never betray me again, she said she changed. I was sexually assulted while on vacation last year, I was given a date rape drug, I ended up in a forign citys emergency room and I was placed in the trauma ward against my will because I was groggy and traumatised. After I calmed down the doctors said they would release me but wanted to make sure I would be safe because I was soo upset. Obviously, I was just raped! So they said they would keep me another day for observation, I said no....they agreed to let me go if one of my relatives phoned the hospital and released the hospital from liability. SO I phoned my father and he was too drugged up to even talk so I told him off and hung up. Then I phoned my mother and she said....get ready...... "im not talking to ANY doctors, I understand you were raped and I hope they keep you in the hospital for good" ??????? Where the hell did this attitude come from? After everything I have done for her I thought she would be there for me.. but she screwed me at the one time I was the weakest...this is what she LOVES to do... humiliate people and make them feel inferior to her because she is the devil...she has such a horrible life she needs to drag everyone down with her. So I told her , that if she made me stay in the trauma word alone for another few days I would NEVER speak to her again... she said "i dont care" and I hung up. My boss phoned the hospital and DEMANDED I be released , I was being victimized again because they locked me in a room with no windows and I was alone. So they drew up papers and I was released 2 hours later. I am suing the hospital now. I have not spoken to my mother since and she is trying to turn the rest of my family against me. I really can relate to ALL of you. Some people are so manipulateive its hard to describe them because people will think YOUR the crazy one.....NO NO MOTHER is the crazy one and she is truly messed up beyond words.
18. I am now married and my new family agrees with me, NEVER NEVER NEVER speak to ANY of my relatives...I hate them all and they use me only for money. I left the country and am never going back. They have no way of contacting me and I wish them all happiness but they are the kinds of people that will DESTROY you if you associate with them. I hope all of you find happiness. Just because we are related to people, doesnt mean we have to associate with them... WHY?? If they are evil and dont have your best interests at heart...then SCREW THEM!!!!!!! Life is too short to waste on fools, even if they are your own family.
20. vladimir romanov cutelittlenemo1
23. Luka Magnotta on blogspot. You can find that with image-search on Google searching for 'Cutelittlenemo1' with safe-search out

June 1, 2012 @ 12:16 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


The online clues in this case are fascinating.

June 1, 2012 @ 12:33 PM


Listen i cannot believe this! I am crying. Those were adorable kittens! Why should he like this!And mailing a foot to the conservatives!? SMART!Real smart.....HE IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE US ASHAMED WERE CANADIANS!

June 1, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


I'm not more ashamed to be Canadian because of this guy than those form Norway are ashamed to be Norwegian because of Anders Behring Brevik.

Every country has a wacko or two. This guy is not representative of Canadians and everyone knows that.

June 1, 2012 @ 5:12 PM

Canadian Dude

Not that I am condoning anything that has happened here, from animal to human murder, but we really can't jump to conclusions. We don't have the information we need.


Concerning the Casablanca poster.... you are right, finding a Casablanca poster would not be a difficult thing. Having said that, the posted really has nothing to do with the video.

I had a had time getting through even a couple minutes so I just paused it and scrolled across looking at some of the thumbnails of where I could bear to see a brief image.

In the first bit of the video, if you look at the windows, radiator and side table on the right hand side and cross reference them with photos of Luka's apartment, it is indeed the same apartment.

But considering how "OUT THERE" Luka is, posting on facebook and youtube (there isn't a shortage of pictures OR videos) and there really is/was no shame in WHAT was being posted......why would he have a hoody on while killing someone? I'm sure he'd want people to see.

If Luka is NOT the killer, there is no doubt in my mind that he is disturbed but honestly, SO MANY OF US are disturbed. When my ex broke up with me after cheating with countless others (literally countless) I had a breakdown and I think I experienced a brief period of insanity. Thankfully I was surrounded by supportive friends and a comfortable home and I picked myself back up. Now imagine having trauma in your life (in any capacity) and being completely alone (no family support, no good friends, anger and bitterness in your life), it's honestly not difficult to go 'insane'. Now OBVIOUSLY the correct thing isn't to kill cats, or people, but there needs to be more COMPASSION in our world to give people who aren't stable a chance.

If he is the killer I really don't know what to say. I think by that point nothing can be undone, but if he isn't...... are the things people say about him warranted?

Once again, I'm not supporting his actions but IN GENERAL it's very easy (especially in a rigid North American society) to just LOSE IT and drift into insanity without even realizing it's happening.

June 1, 2012 @ 5:49 PM


Carla Homolkas baby daddy, kid will be like Freddy Krueger

June 1, 2012 @ 11:27 PM


None of this would have happened if little Luka (real name = Newman) had been able to join a gay/straight alliance club.

I blame those schools and those Catholics. Its all their fault, is it not?

June 2, 2012 @ 7:27 PM


Whoa... Canadian Dude above is Luka Magnotta--I'm certain of it (and probably "Argie" too). Check out the IP address. If it's not from France, it's from a proxy server somewhere, guaranteed.

I saw the article and was going to point out he's made at least 2 "how to disappear" posts:

What a sicko.... Simply amazing....

June 3, 2012 @ 9:50 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Argie definitely isn't Luka Magnotta. He's a long time commenter here and I can vouch this is him.

Canadian Dude is definitely a Luka Magnotta sympathizer, but I doubt it's him. His IP address belongs to Rogers and is in Toronto.

June 3, 2012 @ 9:53 PM


Note the date: he claims to have seen the video--after it was supposedly taken down...

June 3, 2012 @ 9:56 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


The video was taken down, but it's resurfaced off and on the past few days.

I honestly don't think Canadian Dude was Luka Magnotta, but I can't know for sure.

June 3, 2012 @ 10:00 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

W. just sent me an email. He's certain "Canadian Dude" is Luka Magnotta. The writing style, content, etc...

I tweeted that fact, and immediately saw this visitor:

June 3, 2012 @ 10:31 PM


"Canadian Dude" is Luka - the writing style is identical. CREEPY!!!

June 3, 2012 @ 10:39 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I've been exchanging emails with the commenter "W.".

Here's why he thinks Canadian Dude is Luka. The following words belong to him.

Number 1: The style: "Luka" has a definite writing style. Compare the "Disappear" piece you linked to to the one I found on ehow (which evidently dates back to 2006, if I'm reading it right).

Number 2: Then there's lame apologetics: these are of a piece with Luka's other writings, e.g., the cyberstalking piece where he asks others to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Number 3: At this point, however, there is no doubt that Luka committed the murder. Therefore, there can be no benefit of the doubt. Only Luka himself would be deranged enough to ask people to give him the benefit of the doubt at this point.

Number 4: Luka isn't the best speller: the spellings good in the comment, but that's only because he ran it through a spell checker: note how he wrote "posted" instead of "poster".

Number 5: As you noted, and as I confirmed yesterday, that Best Gore guy took down the video (not because of the cops, but because his site can't handle the bandwidth). The comment is from June 1, but he's writing as if he just saw the video. Which he couldn't have done on June 1st, most likely. On the other hand, if he made the video, of course he knows exactly what's on it!

Number 6: Note the elements in common with the forum post that Dayna found: (a) the common themes of being on the verge of nervous breakdowns; (b) the repeated use of the word "trauma" etc.; (c) the use of CAPITAL LETTERS for EMPHASIS.

Number 7: Consider that: (a) you're basically from Luka's hometown; (b) he's an internet whore and is going to be naturally curious as to what people from his hometown are saying about him; (c) your article is constantly at the top of google searches, so if he's self-googling, he will see it; (d) of the thousands of articles on the case, yours is in the top 1 or 2 internet postings IMO for presenting new, juicy tidbits that would pique his imagination; (e) guys like him (and I'm sort of the same way in this regard) have an irresistible urge to constantly be posting something online: it's how the they generate a sense of their own reality; of course it would make the most sense that if he was curious about his own case that he wouldn't be stupid enough to making comments online--however, he's not the sharpest tool the shed, as evidenced by him not following his own disappearance advice, and his probable recent youtube comments. Therefore, it's entirely reasonable that he might make a comment on your article.

June 3, 2012 @ 10:41 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Another interesting email awaited me this morning.

That IP address from Paris is only about 3 or 4 km from that bar and hotel where he was seen, according to this report:

If you looked him up at 22:20, since they're 6 hours ahead of us, it would have been 4:20 am when Luka--if that was him--checked out your site.

There actually happens to be a little hole-in-the-wall coffee shop, the Brulerie Saint Roch (curiously, there's another one by the same name in Quebec City), about 27 meters down the street from the lat and long that came with the IP address. (Not sure how accurate those coordinates really are.) Which just happens to share the same address, 53 Rue Saint-Roch, with a "Feminin-Masculin" beauty salon, the R2 Coiffure. How much do you want to bet he is getting a makeover as I write this.... (It's now 10:44 AM in Paris--he's probably already done).

Also happens to be hotel, the Hotel St. Roch, half a block down. Rooms for as low as $130/night. Last room sold out around 8 PM on June 1st...

Probably not there though. Too nice. Timing perhaps not quite right. Probably he figures his ID is compromised now that the police almost nabbed him at the last place. So he's basically homeless right now. His friend with the fantastic physique dropped him like a hot potato when he read about Luka getting caught using his cell phone, I'm sure. Not very smart.... Holing up in 24 hour coffee shops, spending the night doing what he loves best--surfing the internet (he was probably playing online war games when he saw your tweet--cf. Sun article), sleeping in parks during the day. Probably cleaned up as best he could at the coffee shop; maybe went to beauty salon to change his look somehow. Now he's got to get the hell out of Paris.

From your earlier IP address at the Pas de Calle that you posted: that had to have been him too. Think about it: you're a popular guy Mike, but honestly, how many people in France are into following an anglophone blogger from Toronto? Luka was probably going to try and take the Chunnel, but then chickened out, and returned to Paris. (Backtracking is a tactic he recommended in his disappearing blog posts).

Of course, it's practically impossible to get through to any police department. There's nothing on the Interpol, the Paris Prefecture of Police, or the Montreal websites where you can send them an email and hope it gets through to someone. Oh well. Trail's probably cold already anyways.

June 4, 2012 @ 9:59 AM


Luka Rocco Magnotta has been arrested in Berlin, Germany.

June 4, 2012 @ 10:58 AM


This sicko was caught in a cyber cafe in Berlin.

I'll bet anything that was him leaving the comment and visiting from Paris. He want attention but there's no point in attention you don't know about.

I'll bet he got to Berlin within the last 10 hours and came from Paris.

June 4, 2012 @ 11:07 AM


Routes thru RIPE NCC thru Proxad as looks to originate from which is a French ISP

Yes it is very possible that was him.

June 4, 2012 @ 1:35 PM


In reference to comment 5, the video is available in a few other places besides Best Gore. I saw it on a completely different site.

June 4, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Another Update:

1. Magnotta was sitting in a cyber cafe in Berlin reading about himself when he was busted.

2. I'm very pleased he's now in custody.

3. Should Magnotta plead NCR (not criminally responsible) he's going to have a very tough time convincing a jury he didn't know right from wrong. Fleeing to Europe is strong evidence that he knew his actions were against the law. I speak to this as a former foreman of a jury on a murder trial where the accused plead NCR.

June 4, 2012 @ 5:04 PM


No surprise he was caught. I'm glad they got him, but was kind hoping he could maintain the drama for a couple of more days! ;-) What a loser... He totally self-destructed. Never once followed his own advice for disappearing:

Step 0: Avoid questionable actions that attract attention of police. No check!

Step 1: Don't cross international borders at first. No check!

Step 2: Acquire false identities. No check--aliases the cops know about don't count.

Step 3: Decrease communication with people you associate with. No check: killing is not the same as eliminating contact--and internet contacts are still contacts!

Step 4: Liquidate your financial assets: no check--liquidation of financial assets requires assets in the first place!

Step 5: Liquidate and combine all physical assets into one or two suitcases. No check: boyfriends don't count!

Step 6: DRIVE away. Do not fly. No check!

Step 7: If your face is on every Most Wanted poster in the world, do not sit in a public internet cafe where people can look over your shoulder as you're reading articles about yourself....

June 4, 2012 @ 9:33 PM


Well Mike, I guess we'll never know for sure if "Canadian Dude" was Luka Magnotta. But I'll be surprised if you ever hear from him again! ;-)

June 4, 2012 @ 9:35 PM


W, I don't know you and this is the first time I've seen you, but I just wanted to say I adore what you did here and you're so cool! Do you have a blog of your own or somewhere I could read more of your stuff?

June 5, 2012 @ 9:47 AM

Canadian Dude

Jeez guys, I am not Luka!! Lol. And I'm not a Magnotta sympathizer, at all.

I just am a pretty compassionate person and anytime I hear these stories of people disowning their children, and being alone, and going's sad. I feel like there is always a window that you can help someone before insanity comes..... that's all.

The video was never removed from the net. It was floating around, but I wasn't on Best Gore.

And MIKE, I had just pulled a long shift hence not everything was spelled correctly but thank you :)

And I often type in CAPS when I'd like to emphasize something. That's not a connection.

Oh ya, and Luka is in JAIL right now and I'm in Toronto.

But as expected, conversation can't even be had about this guy. Everyone is saying KILL HIM, and I'm just saying WHAT THE HELL WENT WRONG? As I said in the post, his actions are inexcusable, there is no justification. What he did was sick, I agree with all of these things. Having said that, I just don't think the answer is to just kill everyone who's gone crazy.

For instance.... I'm not a judgmental person by nature (growing up gay myself)... so when I hear of what I consider to be weird fetishes, I try not to judge. My theory is, if NO ONE is getting hurt and something turns you on I can't really comment on it can I? So with that, I looked at his necrophilia post (which I found on the net if anyone wants a link) and obviously it's WEIRD and he wants to care for dead people and cuddle with them in his bed. There's nooooo question about the weirdness there. BUT......A PART OF ME....... almost just accepts the fact that it kinda turned him on. MOVE FORWARD TO killing someone and cutting them into pieces, and then having sex with them. THAT completely crosses any line of REMOTE UNDERSTANDING that I ever, or will ever have. If that makes any sense?

Anywho, I could talk for hours about what's right/wrong, crazy/sane, normal/abnormal, moral/immoral......all I was trying to get across in the original post was that we don't know the circumstances of this guy's life and we certainly don't know why he went insane.

June 6, 2012 @ 11:58 PM


Dude, my apologies!!! I am sorry! My paranoia got the best of me. I will let this be a lesson not to jump to conclusions. Ah well, it was kind of fun playing the internet detective there for a while. I am glad you are not Luka and you seem like a nice guy.

I agree with you the whole episode is too bad. Obviously, Luka turned into a monster, he's responsible for his crimes, and now he has to pay. However, I must say that there but by the grace of God go I.... Maybe if his family had it together better when he was little, things would have turned out differently, and he would have turned out to be a productive member of society and led a happy, fulfilled life. By the same token, who can say that we would IN ALL circumstances be able to keep that monster within us locked up in the cellars of our brains at all times?

Yes, he's crazy as a loon, but I don't think an insanity defense is going to fly if he tries it. He's smart enough to know the difference between right and wrong, even if he has zero sympathy in his heart for his helpless victims.

@ M: Thank you for the kind words! No I do not have a blog, although I've thought about starting one for a couple of years now. You have thankfully reminded me that I need to get off my arse and get 'r done! ;-)

June 7, 2012 @ 5:45 AM


LA California police are in contact with montreal authorities regarding a case where a man in his late 60's was dismembered near the hollywood sign. luka was in LA at the time of the crime and "liked" a youtube video regarding the LA murder.

June 8, 2012 @ 12:07 AM


Ha, killing cats is so fun tho.

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