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Canadian police: Human head belongs to dismemberment victim of porn actor Luka Magnotta

 

Luka Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor suspected of killing and dismembering another man, made his first appearance in a Montreal courthouse. CBC's Peter Akman reports.

The human head discovered in a Montreal park during the weekend belongs to Chinese student Jun Lin, allegedly dismembered by porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta in one of Canada's most gruesome slayings in recent memory, police said Wednesday.

A Montreal police spokeswoman said medical tests showed the remains were those of Lin and confirmed local media reports saying the body part in question was a head.


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In this photo provided by Montreal Police, Luka Rocco Magnotta is taken by police from a Canadian military plane to a waiting van on June 18 in Mirabel, Quebec.

Lin's hands and feet were mailed to the offices of political parties in Ottawa and to schools in Vancouver, while his torso was found in a pile of garbage. His head had been missing until late Sunday. 

Information obtained over the course of the investigation led police to find the head in Angrignon Park, a 110-acre green space in Montreal’s Ville Emard/La Salle district. The park has several densely wooded areas and is just a few kilometers from Magnotta’s apartment in N.D.G.

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.

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A makeshift memorial for Jun Lin, murdered Chinese student, close to Concordia University is seen on June 11 in Montreal, Canada.

Magnotta was arrested in Germany early last month and deported to Canada.

This article includes reporting by Reuters and The Associated Press. 

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