Eric Clinton Newman, alias Luka Rocco Magnotta is the main suspect in the case of the body found in Montreal and the foot and the hand found in Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 29th 2012.
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"There is now nothing to tie you to your old life. Get on a bus and ride it to your destination," a person using the name Magnotta, and his photo, posted on the Digital Journal website in 2009.
Police have launched a worldwide manhunt for Magnotta, a low-budget porn actor who allegedly killed and dismembered a man in Montreal.
"Do not fly there directly, as airlines keep much more thorough records than bus lines," reads the blog titled, "How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found."
It's not known if Magnotta was the original author, but "disappearing" is listed as one of his favourite things on his website.
A Montreal woman told TVA that she picked Magnotta up hitchhiking last week and he told her he was heading for Ottawa and Toronto.
No suspect photos or Interpol posters had been posted at Ottawa's downtown bus depot Thursday, and Greyhound International told QMI that no cops had alerted them about the case yet.
"We have not been in communications with any law enforcement agency regarding this individual," Tim Stokes, spokesman for Greyhound said from his Texas office. He said despite the lack of police contact, bus security is being alerted. "Our security teams are aware of this individual and have been provided with a photo of the suspect."
One depot made their own posters of the suspect.
A US forensics expert said Magnotta will have a tough time going under the radar in Canada and the US.
"He craves attention. He's not the type to drop off the map. There are thousands of pictures of him online. It will be nearly impossible for him to hide unless he pulls a Ted Kaczynski, and lives off grid in the woods," Jeff Fischbach, a forensic technologist, told QMI from his office in California.
"Assuming he's smart enough to ditch his cellphone, the moment he leaves a bus depot or something and makes a call on a payphone, a record is made, and then the dragnet of security cameras can pick up his face - facial recognition technology is impossible to beat unless you break your bones with plastic surgery."
Fischbach also questions how much cash the suspect could carry, as anything more than $10,000 sets off alarms at the border, and most employers demand valid ID, pointing out that even the porn and stripping industries require licences.