This is a basic timeline outlining the progression Luka Rocco Magnotta has made from when he was still in high school to then moving into a decade of working as a Male Prostitute and finally right up until today where he sits in Prison waiting to face charges for the murder and dismemberment of Concordia student Jun Lin and the mailing of his body parts to the Government and 2 schools in Vancouver. Keep in mind everything thought to be known are only allegations at this point. The pending trial will bring many answers to this unbelievable true crime story. Luka Magnotta’s online postings and rants can all be found tagged in the blog.
You will also find clickable links to all of the May 15 – 16th 2012 puppet posts that Luka Rocco Magnotta put onto the Internet 10 days before the murder. As of this writing all of the links are still Live on the Internet.
Luka Rocco Magnotta was actually born as Eric Clinton Kirk Newman in Scarborough Ontario Canada which is a suburb of Toronto on July 24, 1982 to parents Don Newman and Anna Yourkin. He has a younger brother, sister and two other half siblings.
Eric and his cousin Louis Yourkin were raised by their paternal grandmother Phyllis Yourkin in Lindsay Ontario. (apparently without much discipline). Luka Magnotta’s mother Anna Yourkin, his sister and grandmother still live in the small town of Peterborough Ontario. Louis Yourkin 21, he is currently in a correctional centre awaiting trial on gun an drug charges.
Eric attended high school during grades 10 and 11 at I.E. Weldon Secondary School in Lindsay Ontario. I am not sure when he left school as of this writing, however I will update info as things move along.
Sometime in the year 2003 Eric moved to Toronto to begin a career as “Jimmy” a Model and Male Exotic Dancer at a club named Remington’s on the Yonge St. strip. It was there that one of the other dancers suggested that he could do better working as an escort. Eric did not like going on the stage or the hours he had to keep at the club so he happily upgraded his resume to include Male Escort.
Eric’s Modeling/Escort job is rolling along and twice, once in 2005 and again in 2007 he appears in photo shoots for Fab Magazine as Fab Boy.
Also in 2005 Eric was charged along with another guy named Antonio Minakakis with a dozen counts of fraud involving Sears, The Brick furniture store and 2001 Audio Video. This was after impersonating a woman and racking up more than $16,000 on a stolen credit card. They were living at Don Mills Road and Sheppard Ave. in Toronto at the time. There is more information about this located in a news article HERE.
Eric was sentenced to a 9 month conditional sentence and 12 months probation. The judge also prohibited him from owning a camera, a computer and from accessing the Internet.
Leading into the years 2006 and 2007 Eric must have been doing very well for himself because on July 17, 2006 Eric legally changed his name to become Luka Rocco Magnotta an Internet Sensation promoting himself as the World’s Most Beautiful Male Model / Male Escort / Male PornStar.
In 2006 Luka dated a Transsexual named Barbie Swallows. She talks about how scared she was while Luka was on the loose HERE. I also write about the one and only Barbie Swallows in the blog HERE and HERE.
Thanks again to Barbie for personally emailing me to confirm the original Dark Romance story read in the news is basically about her romance with Luka in 2006.
Luka began creating an Internet footprint that is so large, it is beyond normal belief. His Twitter account is and he also created over 70 Facebook accounts, 90 You Tube accounts, approx. 20 websites and a multitude of photo sharing sites. You will notice that some of the furniture in the pics on Luka’s Flickr account match the furniture found at the Murder Scene, including pics of him posing in front of the Casablanca poster shown in the murder video. Luka created so many sock puppet accounts … we may never find them all. He is also experienced with hiding behind proxies and knows his way around the Deep Web.
Here is an interview Luka Magnotta did on Naked News in 2007 … he tries very hard to convince everyone he loves his new lifestyle as a High Priced Escort.
Another big moment happened in 2007 for Luka Rocco Magnotta … he appeared in the media just livid because they were ruining his life with rumours that he is or was romantically involved with Notorious School Girl Killer Karla Homolka … the story from September 14, 2007 is online HERE. There is another link HERE that includes a video interview with Luka Magnotta on the matter. Then to make things really creepy exactly 3 years later on Halloween Oct. 31, 2010 Luka posts a picture of himself along with Paul and Karla HERE and also posts in the comments that Luka Magnotta is as sick as the Bernardos … notice the cute kitten at the end?
As 2007 rolls along it leads to Luka Magnotta filing another bankruptcy HERE. Luka also auditions for a reality TV show that is called CoverGuy. He was trying to win some much needed plastic surgery. He doesn’t make it on the show so he goes under the knife anyway trying to look more like his Idol James Dean. You can view the video of Luka’s CoverGuy attempt HERE.
He does finally get a Wikipedia page in 2007 … only to have it deleted twice, once HERE and then HERE after Luka had put it back up. Luka was desperate to have a Wiki page … how ironic is it that he finally got one HERE … the only problem is, it came because of the murder.
In the summer of 2008 Luka is in Los Angeles California and posts pictures to his Flickr account of himself in Hollywood. You can view his posting HERE including the pictures of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.
During 2008 and into 2009 Luka decided to use his YouTube puppet accounts and try to have Family Guy videos banned from YouTube … it only resulted in his original account lukamagnotta1 getting banned instead. On July 7, 2009 Luka joins a site called i-Tube and posts HERE. The reason I put this in the timeline is, on June 1, 2012 while Luka was on the run, someone replies to Luka’s 3 year old thread. Was it Luka himself? Anyhow it is just another thing LE will have to investigate … who were those two people that replied?
While he is living out on the west coast he gets his break and adds PornStar to his resume … appearing in about 20 run of the mill films both Gay and Straight … he wasn’t exactly in high demand or Star material.
We all know about Luka being a suspect in the kitten killings HERE is a PDF of the evidence gathered by abproject.org on Luka Rocco Magnotta for the VKK video. In December 2010 a video called 1 boy 2 kittens was uploaded to the Internet by a user named Uonlywish500. The Daily Mail story is HERE. The world was outraged, even more so when a 2nd kitten video was posted by jasminethecat666 shortly after. The news story is HERE however be warned the picture is GRAPHIC.
On May 1, 2011 freelance photographer Paul Mason meets with Rocco at Magnotta’s apartment for a photo shoot … the news story is right HERE.
In December 2011 the disgusting kitten killing video called Python Christmas was posted on a site called Flix from North London. You can read the Dec. 3, Daily Mail story HERE however I must warn you it is GRAPHIC.
With the walls closing in on Luka while in London he finds himself confronted by SUN reporter Alex West on Dec. 8th about the videos. There is a recording HERE where you actually hear Luka Rocco Magnotta speak in his own voice defending his real name being Luka Magnotta and that people are pretending to be him online. You can read the story online HERE. When confronted, Luka Rocco Magnotta denies everything. Then to make matters worse, two days later Luka sends an email to the SUN saying future videos will contain humans.
December 21, 2011 Luka is logged in as cutelittlenemo1 on a Drug Forum asking What is the best type of sedative? I think liquid morphine is extremely quick , it doesnt take much time for the effects to start kicking in.
Still it is December 21, 2011 and Luka is on a forum called Rape Board under the cutelittlenemo1 user name. This next part is a bit of a grey area as the Police have already stated that Luka is not a suspect in the Hollywood Sign body parts murder or the similar case in Arizona.
However, I would like to point out that Luka Magnotta was indeed living in the area during the time of those murders. As chilling as it is, the very next day on Dec. 22, 2011 Luka logs in as cutelittlenemo1 with his address as Arizona and posts that he is looking to adopt small animals. You can view the actual post HERE.
In January 2012 the noose really gets tight on Luka with a $5,000 dollar reward being offered for his capture HERE. This is where the mystery gets really strange.
It appears the police were close to arresting Magnotta in March 2012. His former landlord received a call from Montreal Police who stated they were looking for Magnotta HERE. The police would not tell the landlord why they were in pursuit of Luka Magnotta. However, in my opinion the kitten killings were the reason.
On April 22, 2012 Magnotta uploads a video under the user Rita VanVolkenberg named Cannibal Serial Killer Luka Magnotta and to really spice up this mystery, it has the exact same music soundtrack as the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick murder video. This is happening a month before the murder. The English Version is uploaded by the same user 2 days later on April 24 2012.
On Tuesday May 15 15, 2012 Ten days before the murder, Luka Magnotta is lurking online a alexisvaloranreich and posts asking if anyone has seen a new snuff video named 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick floating around on TOR (some call it the Deep Web) apparently made by some guy in San Francisco. Luka also posts on May 15th as Aiden_V, babymaggie11, briankinney556, and Angela Downs.
The next day on the 16th, Luka posts on Yahoo HERE, Does anybody know where I can watch the 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video? The same day he also posts under the user name anonymousgirl33 asking … do you know this man?
Now when I heard of the May 15-16 postings by Luka Rocco Magnotta talking about the murder video 10 days before it actually happened, that is when I really started looking into this (while he was still an international fugitive). I then decided to write the story as it unfolds in this blog. This brings me to this creepy thread Luka started HERE on May 16, 2012 at 1 am. Luka is posting as anonymousgirl4 about the upcoming 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick video … the kicker is Luka’s thread is STILL OPEN and people are now openly discussing this murder case. Take note that San Francisco is misspelled as San Fransisco, the same as it is misspelled in the above Yahoo and babymaggie11 postings.
About a week before the murder Luka strikes up a conversation with his neighbour Derek MacKinnon on the front steps of their building about acting. Derek is an actor who appeared in several horror films in the 80’s, which in one movie named Terror Train MacKinnon himself played a killer. Could Derek MacKinnon have become a Luka Rocco Magnotta murder victim?
Shortly before the murder neighbours have reported seeing Magnotta sporting a wig and some even commented to him about the strange looking wig.
This brings the timeline to the night of the murder, Thursday May 24, 2012 the victim left work at 5 pm. and sent his last text message at 9 pm. when his phone was shut off. The very next day on May 25th the video was shown on a site called Best Gore and people were responding to it by 9pm … within 24 hrs. of the murder.
There is a news story HERE about Best Gore and Mark Marek the 37 year old owner of the Edmonton Alberta based website.
A neighbour reportedly sees Magnotta carrying a package to the Post Office. On Saturday May 26, 2012 a sick and crying Luka Magnotta is spotted on a flight from Montreal to Paris France HERE.
Airport surveillance photos show Luka Rocco Magnotta going through security. To me, it does look like he is on the phone, so I wonder, to whom?
On Sunday May 27, 2012 Montana Lawyer Roger Renville contacts the FBI and the police in Toronto with no results. HERE he tells them he has seen a disturbing video on the Internet that depicts a murder and that he believes it is real. Police do not take it seriously as they think the story is just too unbelievable.
Tuesday May 29, 2012 is the day Jun Lin is reported missing. That same day a janitor named Mike Nadeau finds a suitcase on the curb of 5720 Decarie Blvd. There is a news story including a video interview about the grisly discovery HERE.
Inside that suitcase is the torso of Jun Lin which does not get identified until the upcoming Friday. Luka Rocco Magnotta is already in Paris France.
That same morning a grisly package HERE containing the victim’s severed left foot arrives at the offices of the Conservative Party HQ in Ottawa. There was a note within the package HERE threatening that there will be even more killings and that a total of six packages had been mailed out via Canada Post. Police then learn that a second package addressed to the Liberal Party HQ is located at the Ottawa Post Office. That second package contains the victim’s severed left hand.
That evening after searching behind 5720 Decarie Blvd. police discover evidence that the occupant of Apartment 208 is the number one suspect in the body parts murder. Luka Rocco Magnotta lives in Apartment 208. Then on Thursday May 31, 2012 Police officially issue an International Arrest Warrant for Luka Rocco Magnotta on 5 charges including First Degree Murder. That very same day, exactly one week after the murder, Interpol issues a Red Notice Alert for the arrest of Luka Rocco Magnotta.
Montreal Police announce that during the search of 5720 Decarie Blvd. Apt. 208 they recovered Luka’s computer with an uncut Raw version of the murder video. Read the news story HERE. This 15 minute video is 50% longer in length than the 10 minute version posted online by Best Gore. This one is without the background music.
The very next morning on Monday June 4, 2012 at 11:30 am Luka Rocco Magnotta is captured at an Internet Cafe while looking at pictures of himself on the run from the law. The news story of his arrest in Berlin Germany is HERE.
On Tuesday June 5, 2012 two packages arrive via Canada Post in Vancouver. The first package was opened at 1pm by staff at False Creek Elementary School (which is a public school). Inside that package they find the victim’s right hand. The second package arrives later in the afternoon to a private boy’s school named St. George’s School. The second package contains Jun Lin’s right foot. You can read about the grisly discoveries in a news story HERE. It is just another mystery in this gruesome case … I have to wonder, why these two schools? and where is the victim’s head?
Tuesday June 12, 2012 the family of Jun Lin state that they are not quite ready for media interviews at this point, so they offer this statement HERE to be released through Jun Lin’s School Concordia University.
Monday June 18, 2012 – Luka Rocca Magnotta after being extradited from Berlin Germany arrives back in Montreal to face charges in the death of Jun Lin.
Tuesday June 19, 2012 – Luka pleads not guilty to all charges via live video streamed into the courtroom.
Thursday June 21, 2012 – Luka Rocco Magnotta appears in person before the judge and the case is put over until March 11, 2013 when a preliminary hearing will begin.
Canada Day, Sunday July 1, 2012, Montreal police acting on a “tip” discover the victim’s missing head on the shore of a pond in Angrignon Park HERE.
Who or where did the “tip” come from?