Calgary Herald Article: Psycho Accused Killer Luka Magnotta Might Be Connected To Human Remains Sent To Vancouver Schools!!!
Foot and hand mailed to B.C. schools believed to be from Luka Magnotta’s alleged victim Lin Jun
Jun Lin, pictured, was a 33-year-old undergraduate student at Montreal’s Concordia University.
Photograph by: Facebook , National Post
MONTREAL — The foot and hand that were mailed to two Vancouver-area schools are believed to belong to Lin Jun — the man Luka Rocco Magnotta is accused of killing, dismembering and cannibilizing, police say.
The body parts were mailed from Montreal, and all evidence collected thus far indicates they belong to Lin, Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said Wednesday.
DNA testing will be conducted to be certain. Vancouver police are delivering the foot and hand back to Montreal.
Montreal police revealed at a news conference Tuesday that the head, right foot and right hand of Lin were still missing.
Later the same day, two packages, one containing a right foot and another containing a right hand, were opened by staff at the two schools in Vancouver.
The hand was delivered to False Creek elementary school at 1 p.m. Vancouver time, the foot to St. George’s School about an hour later.
Lafreniere did not say why those schools were chosen.
He said Magnotta is known to have travelled widely, including to Canada’s West Coast.
It was also not known why the packages arrived a week later than those that were sent to Ottawa. It’s not believed Magnotta had an accomplice, Lafreniere said. To date, four packages have been recovered.
Vancouver police said Wednesday that “authorities in Montreal will be taking over the investigation into the discovery of human remains contained in packages mailed to two separate Vancouver schools.”
Montreal police homicide investigators have been placed in charge after their counterparts in Vancouver “noted that the packaging and addresses on the boxes sent to Vancouver were similar to that of the packages discovered earlier this week in Eastern Canada.”
“The disturbing contents, a right hand and a right foot from an as yet unidentified victim, will be sent to Montreal today (Wednesday) for further forensic examination.”
Magnotta was captured in Berlin on Monday after a six-day global hunt.
He is accused of killing and dismembering Jun, a 33-year-old Concordia University computer science student, in late May, and of mailing his feet and hands to political parties in Ottawa and the two schools in British Columbia.
Lin’s torso and other body parts were found outside Magnotta’s apartment building in Montreal.
Lafreniere confirmed that members of Lin’s family have arrived in Montreal.
Their whereabouts will be closely guarded, Lafreniere noted, because of the media storm surrounding the case internationally.
A realistic fake foot was discovered by a passerby in Montreal’s Notre Dame de Grace district Wednesday, spurring a full police investigation and raising fears of a copycat killer.
“This is not the type of joke to be making at this time, considering the events of the last weeks,” Montreal police spokesman Yannick Ouimet said.
The incident is being investigated, and charges of mischief could be laid, he said.
Police said they are still looking into pressing charges against website owners who have been posting the video that is believed to show the dismemberment of Lin.
Investigating the case through online sources has been complicated by the fact Magnotta created at least 70 Facebook pages dedicated to himself, and there are more than 40 more that fans and detractors have put up.