TORONTO -- Police found what appears to be a human head in a park in Montreal and are investigating whether it is the missing head of a Chinese student who they say was dismembered by a Canadian porn actor, an official said Sunday.

A police official said it appears to be a human head. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the details.

Luka Magnotta is accused of dismembering his lover Jun Lin and mailing the body parts to political parties and schools. He pleaded not guilty last month. Lin's head is the only remaining body part unaccounted for.

Montreal police spokesperson Anie Lemieux said investigators made their way to Park Angrignon on Sunday afternoon after the major crimes unit received a tip. The park is located a few miles (kilometers) south of Magnotta's apartment.

Lemieux said they must wait for tests results over the next few days to confirm if there is any link and whether it is in fact a body part.

Police have been questioning Magnotta with the hope that they would find out the location of the head. The family of Lin has been seeking closure.

Investigators say Magnotta, 29, posted a video online showing him having sex with the dismembered corpse. A second, unedited version of the video seen by police shows him eating parts of the body. Police say Magnotta and Lin were in a relationship.

The case became known when a package containing a severed foot was found at Canada's ruling Conservative Party headquarters on May 29. That same day, a hand was discovered at a postal facility, addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada.

Lin's torso was found in a suitcase at a garbage dump in Montreal outside Magnotta's apartment building.

About a week later, a missing foot and hand were found mailed to two schools in Vancouver. Police said notes were included in most of the packages but declined to say what they said.

Magnotta, who fled to Europe before the body was discovered, spent a few days partying in Paris before moving on to Berlin, where he was caught last month as he read stories about himself at an Internet cafe. He did not contest his extradition from Germany and arrived in Montreal last month on a Canadian military plane.

Lin's family arrived in Montreal last month and attended a memorial service last week. Lin, 33, studied computer science student at Montreal's Concordia University.

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Associated Press Writer Phil Couvrette in Ottawa, Ontario contributed to this report.

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  • Une photo de Luka Rocco Magnotta prise par la police de Berlin après son arrestation, rendue publique par le SPVM. (SPVM/PC)

  • Le chef adjoint de la police de Vancouver, Warren Lemcke, annonce qu'une main et un pied ont été livrés à deux écoles primaires de Vancouver le 5 juin, des découvertes liées au meurtre attribué à Luka Rocco Magnotta. (PC/Darryl Dyck)

  • L'école primaire St. George, à Vancouver, où le pied a été expédié. (PC/Darryl Dyck)

  • Les médias devant l'école primaire de False Creek, à Vancouver, où la main a été expédiée. (PC/Darryl Dyck)

  • Une voiture de police transportant supposément Luka Rocco Magnotta quitte le centre de détention de la police de Berlin. (AP/Timur Emek)

  • Le cybercafé de Berlin où Luka Rocco Magnotta a été arrêté, dans le quartier de Neukoelln. (AP/Markus Schreiber)

  • Une image de la caméra de surveillance du cybercafé, lorsque Luka Rocco Magnotta est entré. (AP)

  • Le propriétaire du cybercafé, qui a reconnu Magnotta, attend les policiers qu'il vient d'alerter. (AP)

  • Un groupe de policiers stagiaires entre dans le cybercafé pour interpeller Luka Rocco Magnotta. (AP)

  • Ils escortent Luka Rocco Magnotta à l'extérieur du cybercafé pour le placer en détention. (AP)

  • Le propriétaire du cybercafé, Kadir Anlayisli, qui a reconnu Luka Rocco Magnotta, se tient à côté du poste où se trouvait le suspect. (AP/Markus Schreiber)

  • L'appel mondial lancé par Interpol pour retracer Luka Rocco Magnotta. (AP/Interpol)

  • Luka Rocco Magnotta capté par les caméras de surveillance de l'aéroport Trudeau, où il a pris l'avion pour Paris. (AP/Interpol)

  • Le réfrigérateur de l'appartement de Luka Rocco Magnotta, où il aurait gardé des parties du corps de sa victime. (PC/Ryan Remiorz)

  • Un policier de la GRC transporte dans un sac le colis livré aux bureaux du Parti conservateur, à Ottawa, qui contenait un pied. (PC/Sean Kilpatrick)

  • Luka Rocco Magnotta, visiblement épris de lui-même, a placé de nombreuses photos de lui sur Facebook et sur son site personnel. (Facebook)

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