Vancouver body parts from Montreal victim

June 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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MONTREAL, June 14 (UPI) -- Canadian police have confirmed a human hand and foot mailed to two Vancouver schools belong to a Chinese student dismembered in Montreal last month.

The Quebec coroner's office said the parts belonged to Lin Jun, 33. His other hand and foot were mailed to two political parties in Ottawa in late May. The same day, a limbless and headless torso was found in a suitcase beside a trash heap in Montreal. The head has not been found, The (Montreal) Gazette reported.

Police have said the Concordia University student was likely killed May 24. A gruesome video posted online and since removed is thought to be a record of Lin's death. A man is seen stabbing someone repeatedly with an ice pick, dismembering the body and cannibalizing it.

The prime suspect is Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, a gay porn actor and model. Police said his apartment was an obvious crime scene and an international alert was issued when it became apparent he had fled to Europe.

Magnotta was spotted in Paris and two days later while he was at an Internet cafe in Berlin reading news reports about himself, the clerk recognized him and he was arrested.

He remains in a Berlin prison in self-chosen solitary confinement while Canadian and German officials work out extradition details.

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