Doubtful Magnotta linked to Hollywood sign body parts
MONTREAL – Montreal police and Los Angeles detectives are examining a possible connection between Luka Magnotta and the murder of a 66-year-old man near the famous Hollywood sign in January.
Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere confirmed Thursday that the LAPD is checking any possible link with Magnotta and the murder of Hervey Medellin, a gay former flight attendant.
However, sources in the police department told the L.A. Times they don’t believe Magnotta could be a suspect.
A woman walking her dog on a hilltop trail near the Hollywood sign on Jan. 17 found Medellin’s head.
A police search of the area the following day turned up the victim’s hands and feet. Detectives have been unable to track down a suspect and the rest of Medellin’s body has not been found.