Thursday, May 31, 2012

Luka Rocco Magnotta Mentioned on Stormfront One Year Before Body Parts Found in Mail and Before Being Named a Suspect

UPDATE 1: The name of this article was originally, "Luka Rocco Magnotta Mentioned on Stormfront Two Days Before Body Parts Found in Mail and Three Days Before Being Named a Suspect." However, we made a significant error. The posts in question were NOT made in 2012 apparently, but in 2011, a year before the murder took place. Given the month and day they were posted,  we viewed the timing as especially significant, however we didn't look at the year. A such this might not be quite as significant as we had originally thought (it doesn't look like the posts were made after the murder and dismemberment had occurred) but the content is still disturbing given that Magnotta appears to have indeed fled from North America now. We're going to make the necessary changes to the article as a result.  

Sorry everyone. 

We, like most people, have been following the Luka Rocco Magnotta case with a degree of horrified fascination. Magnotta is the prime suspect in the murder of another man who's torso was found in Montreal. What makes this case especially bizarre is that a foot was mailed to Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa; a hand mailed to the Liberal Party was intercepted by Canada Post before it was delivered.

Magnotta has a very heavy presence on the web even before he was named as a suspect. In 2005 he was linked to Karla Homolka, though in 2007 he denied this claim (some speculate that he had started the rumor himself). More recently a video online showed him suffocating kittens.

When his name was mentioned as a suspect, there was some speculation that he had been a White Nationalist:

While it’s nearly impossible to confirm that all Magnotta’s social media profiles are legitimate, one Twitter account that appears to be Magnotta’s contains links to white supremacy groups, including Stormfront and the Ku Klux Klan. Magnotta posted a link to one Facebook group that aims to “stop the new fascism of multiculturalism.” 

We found his twitter account. While there were certainly connections to White Nationalism (he followed the "Ku Klux Klan" and someone going by the name "White Sentinel" for example, there really wasn't anything that would lead us to conclusively determine that he was a White Nationalist.

Then we came across this on Stormfront:

We still don't know if we could say that  Magnotta was a White Nationalist or not, however someone seems to have thought so. However, MUCH more significantly than whether or not he was a White Nationalist is the following timeline of events:

May 27, 2011: Someone posting as "reddragon1" registered on Stormfront. Soon after, this individual posts a message claiming that Luka Rocco Magnotta, a "White Nationalist" has had to flee from Canada because of his views. There is no mention at this time of the murder, though there is discussion of the kittens video as well as death threats from "mentally ill ethnic groups."

May 28, 2011: Poster "reddragon1" makes a second post on Stormfront. This would be the last post made by this individual.


May 26, 2012: As the "Montreal Gazette" reports, Luka Rocco Magnotta may have boarded a plane to Europe after allegedly posting a video of him committing murder and then dismembering the corpse.

May 29, 2012: The media first reports that a human foot had been delivered to the Conservative Party of Canada's Ottawa Headquarters. Latter, it was learned that a hand had been intercepted in the mail (it was later reported that it had been mailed to the Liberal Party). A human torso was found in Montreal on the same day. Then speculation that the torso was linked to the foot and the hand was later confirmed.

May 30: 2012: The name Luka Rocco Magnotta was first mentioned as a suspect in the murder of a man in his thirties. A Canada wide manhunt for him was issued soon after.

To sum up, a year before the torso in Montreal or the hand and foot were discovered before it was being splashed all over the news, Magnotta's name was posted to Stormfront stating that he was fleeing from North America

The choice of the name, "reddragon1" is of interest as well given the nature of the crime committed. We suspect that "reddragon1" is Luka Magnotta.

We will be sending this information to the appropriate authorities. 


Anonymous said...

on one of his web pages...

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with Magnotta and you may already know but I thought it was worth sharing:

Anonymous said...

The Ottawa Citizen has picked up on your story

Anonymous said...

Family members of the suspect have stated that Luke would actually make things up about himself online to get attention and cause a controversy so he could then come out and "deny" the claims later. For instance, he reportedly made a dummy account somewhere just so he could spread rumors about himself dating another convicted murderer porn star which turned out to be false.

So I dunno if I would take the claims of him being a "white nationalist" too seriously even if some posts on Stormfront are (maybe) attributed to him.

I do know though that he wrote a blog about "How to Disappear from Society" not too long ago. It's a step by step manual about attaining fake IDs and how to sever all contacts and start anew in another country. So something tells me he might have been planning this for some time.