New YouTube video sounds like Magnotta: Expert
A brand new YouTube video has experts concerned accused killer Luka Rocco Magnotta could be posting on the Internet again, just days after being suspected of murder, dismemberment and mailing his victim's body parts to political parties.
"This sounds exactly like him. I give this an 80% chance that it's him because he appears to be a narcissist and this is how he is going to ultimately get caught," Casey Jordan, a Connecticut criminologist, told QMI Agency late Friday after the video and several pages of comments from the same user was discovered.
"Completely in keeping with him, this is absolutely in keeping with Magnotta's personality. It's either him, or someone as odd as he is."
The video was uploaded May 31, titled "luka magnotta" by a user going by the handle Beavis Butthead. It shows 40 seconds of interior footage of what looks like Magnotta's Montreal apartment with a man, possibly a neighbour, explaining to the camera what the room looks like after the alleged crime.
It is juxtaposed with a still shot of a blood stained mattress. The uploader complains the mattress pattern doesn't match the one in another film -- initially posted to the website BestGore.com called 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick -- that allegedly shows the murder and dismemberment of Chinese national Jun Lin, 33.
"The bed pattern from the 'icepick' video in which the Asian man is mutilated, etc. does NOT match the bed pattern from Luka's apartment," writes the anonymous uploader.
Jordan said officials should leave the site up and let the user keep posting.
"It's a fine line, because if this is him, they want him to keep posting, and they will figure out where he is," Jordan said.
The original poster nearly fills eight pages of comments, repeatedly mentioning the name "Luka," asking opinions on Magnotta's jewelry choices, appearance and handwriting styles; and asserting that Magnotta was actually dead or running from a stalker.
"Something doesn't add up in this case. I think Luka is being framed by the insane agent that he fired - who has been stalking him for years," Beavis Butthead writes. "When I see Luka's blogs, etc., he doesn't seem to be a person who would do this. It is interesting that people ignore his years of complaints about being stalked. The reason he wanted to disappear is to avoid stalkers."
The video in question is the only one posted by that user, the account is only a few weeks old.
Someone going by the name Luka Magnotta has complained on various website for years about being stalked and being mistreated. Magnotta himself told QMI Agency's Joe Warmington in a 2007 interview that he was being stalked, and rumours he was dating killer Karla Holmolka were destroying his acting career.
The tags attached to the video are created by the user, and are a list of the suspected aliases used by Magnotta: luka magnotta, vladimir romanaov, and Eric Clinton Newman.
Several comments on the thread accuse the original poster of actually being Luka Magnotta trying to stoke his online image.
"Hello Luka you sick --. I have alerted the police to this account." writes one user.
"If I was a cop, I'd be lookin at who posted this video." writes another.
Canadian authorities have been notified about the YouTube video.