WORLD NEWS TOMORROW – PARIS: French officials say police are investigating claims by two people who believe they saw a Canadian man wanted in connection with a grisly Montreal murder.
A French state prosecutor’s office says the man reportedly fitting the description of Luka Rocco Magnotta was spotted in northwest Paris.
Magnotta, 29, is wanted in the slaying of Chinese national Jun Lin, 33, who was a student at Montreal’s Concordia university.
Lin’s torso was found in suitcase in a Montreal alley last week, and other body parts, including a hand and foot, were mailed to the offices of political parties in Ottawa.
Interpol has put Magnotta on the equivalent of its most-wanted list.
An official in the Paris prosecutor’s office, speaking on condition of anonymity because of office policy, says police are looking into the alleged sightings but had no additional details.
Police believe Magnotta fled to France on May 26.