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Police find 'Canadian Psycho' victim's head

The head was the last remaining body part of the victim to be recovered in the gruesome case.

Parc Angrignon in Montreal where the remains were found
Parc Angrignon in Montreal where the remains were found
Image: AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes

CANADIAN POLICE HAVE confirmed that a head found in a Montreal park does belong to the Chinese student victim in the “Canadian Psycho” murder and dismemberment case.

“We have found the head,” Montreal police spokesman Raphael Bergeron told AFP following tests on the remains discovered in the park on Sunday.

The head was the last remaining body part of the victim to be recovered in the gruesome case.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, pleaded not guilty last month to killing Chinese student Lin Jun.

Magnotta, who worked as an occasional porn actor and an escort, is alleged to have used an ice pick to stab Lin on the night of 24-25 May.

The suspect is thought to have then carved up the victim’s body, sexually abused the corpse and filmed the act, before posting the video on the internet.

Dubbed the ‘Canadian Psycho’ by the media, Magnotta fled in the wake of the killing and was traced to Germany following a global manhunt, later being deported to face trial in Montreal.

He is also accused of having mailed the victim’s hands and feet to federal political parties and two Vancouver schools. The whereabouts of the head had, until now, been a mystery.

- © AFP, 2012

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