Human remains delivered to two Canada schools

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An undated photo of Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, provided by police in Montreal.

MONTREAL — Packages containing a human foot and hand were discovered at two schools in Vancouver on Tuesday.

Police said they could not immediately confirm if the body parts in question were the missing extremities of Chinese student Jun Lin, whose hand and foot were discovered last week when they were mailed to Canada’s top political parties.

The suspect, Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was caught Monday in Berlin, after evading police for days while he partied in Paris. He told German authorities he would not fight extradition to Canada.

Vancouver Deputy Police Chief Warren Lemcke said a package containing what appeared to be a human hand was opened by staff at False Creek Elementary School after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Another package containing what appeared to be a human foot was found by staff at St. George’s private school for boys later in the day.

The British Columbia Coroner’s Service and the Vancouver police’s major crime investigators have been called in.

“There is no indication any student or staff has been targeted at any school,” Lemcke said. “This must have been a very traumatic incident for all involved in the schools involved in opening the packages and the Vancouver Police Department will assist any way we can with our victims services section.”

Source: The Associated Press