Murder Victim’s Missing Head is Discovered
A family is finally at peace, as the head of 33-year-old Jun Lin was discovered in a Montreal park on Wednesday providing a major break in his murder case and finally bringing closure to the Chinese national’s family.
Montreal police had found the rest of Lin’s body and had made it a priority to recover his head. A spokesperson for the police told the media that detectives were notified of the match on Wednesday following a laboratory analysis. The head that was discovered in Angrignon Park on Sunday was indeed a match to Lin, and Const. Raphael Bergeron confirmed, “All of the body parts have been found.” He also told the media that Lin’s family had been informed of the development.
Lin was killed and dismembered in late May, and the case made headlines around the world as the accused Luka Magnotta filmed the crime and posted it on the Internet as a snuff film. An international manhunt ensued for Magnotta, who fled from Canada and was eventually caught and arrested in Berlin. Magnotta was extradited back to Canada and has pled not guilty to the multiple charges, including first-degree murder, in the death and dismemberment of Lin.
Lin’s body parts were discovered throughout Canada – his torso was discovered in a suitcase a few days after his death in Montreal; a hand and foot were mailed to the Ottawa offices of the Liberal and Conservative parties; and a hand and foot were mailed to two schools in Vancouver.
Lin’s family travelled to Montreal from China, and held a private memorial on June 25. His mother Du said the following in her eulogy, which was provided to the media by Concordia University, Lin’s former school.
“We dare not imagine how much suffering Jun underwent, how much horror he felt on the day he was murdered. Our hearts are broken and bleeding. Every day we live like walking dead without a soul.”
She went on to express her anger, “We hope to bring the monster who murdered our son to justice and we hope he will get the punishment he deserves.”
A fund has been created to assist the Lin family to pay for their travel expenses, and Concordia has established the Jun Lin Award to assist Chinese students and keep his memory alive, according to media reports.
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