Murder suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta once described himself as a “people person” in a 2007 interview.
Magnotta; who recently led authorities on an international manhunt, apparently changed his outlook toward people. Magnotta would later tell U.K.-based magazine, The Sun, that he was planning to kill people before committing his alleged murder.
Six months ago, Magnotta reportedly sent a video to The Sun of him feeding a live kitten to a snake along an email containing the ominous message, “I’ll be back… and this time the victims won’t be animals.”
According to The Sun, local authorities were notified but declined to pursue the issue because it was not within their jurisdiction.
Magnotta recently gained worldwide notoriety after allegedly killing, dismembering, and reportedly partially devouring 33-year-old Chinese student Jun Lin while recording the gruesome attack on video. Magnotta then allegedly mailed a severed hand and foot to Canadian political officials.
Magnotta was placed on Interpol’s most wanted list and French authorities believed that Magnotta was hiding somewhere in France. However, he was arrested in Germany at an internet café on Monday.
The Magnotta incident is only one in a recent string of bizarre attacks beginning last week. Since the Memorial Day weekend attack by “Causeway Cannibal” Rudy Eugene, there have been at least six other similar incidents across the U.S.
Although drugs are believed to be involved in at least three of the incidents, there has been no official word yet from respective authorities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in Atlanta, Ga., has released a statement about these issues:
CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead or one that would present zombie-like symptoms,” said agency spokesman David Daigle according to the Huffington Post.