Police Ignored Man Saying He’d Seen Luka Magnotta’s Murder & Dismemberment Video Online
Montana lawyer Roger Renville said he was surfing the Internet on Saturday when he found the 10-minute video on an Alberta-based website.
Renville’s find is now believed to be at the centre of a bizzare case in Montreal where a man was killed and parts of his body were mailed to political offices in Ottawa.
Renville says he tried to bury the video in his mind but couldn’t, so he decided to go to police on Sunday.
He said he called his local sheriff’s department, the FBI in Denver and police in Miami, but was rebuffed at each turn. He went back and looked at the video and trolled the site for clues. A poster in the background matched another video that pointed to a Canadian man, so Renville called police in Toronto.
But he says the official on the other end wasn’t interested.
“He told me that what I was seeing was almost certainly fake — that special effects were very good,” Renville recalled Thursday.
“I told him, ’You have to see the video to determine that.’ He told me my story didn’t make sense and ’why would a killer film his own crime and then post it on the Internet?’
“I asked him to at least give me an email address and I would at least send him the link to the video and he said ‘no.”’
The video shows a naked man tied to a bed in a dimly lit room with a poster of the movie “Casablanca” on the wall behind it. Another man wearing a dark hoodie begins stabbing the individual and a series of edits show the body eventually dismembered and mutilated.