Police have confirmed that a hand and foot sent to two Vancouver
schools belonged to Jun Lin, the man allegedly murdered and dismembered
by Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is currently behind bars in Germany.
The hand was sent to an elementary school last Tuesday, while the foot was delivered to another school the same day.
About two weeks ago, Jun Lin's dismembered torso was found in a suitcase discarded near Magnotta's apartment in Montreal.
Police later linked the case to a severed foot that was mailed to the
Conservative Party's headquarters, and a severed hand that was
intercepted before it arrived at the offices of the Liberal Party.
Police say Lin's head still hasn't been recovered.
Magnotta remains behind bars in Germany as efforts to extradite the 29-year-old run through bureaucratic channels.
The decision was made last week after a Berlin court decided there
was enough evidence to keep him in custody pending his likely
News of the order has only surfaced now because Magnotta and his
lawyer needed to be informed of the decision first, Berlin court
spokesperson Tobias Kaehne told The Associated Press.
The accused decided soon after his arrest that he would not fight
efforts to bring him back to Canada, allowing authorities in both
countries to begin preparing extradition documents.
Prosecutors in Berlin must now ask the German justice and foreign
ministries to approve the extradition, prosecutors' spokesperson Martin
Steltner told AP.
Even with the suspect's co-operation, it may take up to two weeks to
bring Magnotta back to Canada where he's been accused in the death of
Lin, a 33-year-old Chinese national who was studying at Montreal's
It's been alleged that Lin's murder was recorded and posted online in
a chilling video that depicts a man of Asian descent being stabbed with
an ice pick and mutilated.
The grim evidence, along with the discovery of dismembered body
parts, prompted an international manhunt for Magnotta, who was arrested
last week at a Berlin internet café without incident.
Reports indicate the suspect said, "Okay, you got me," before being escorted out of the café by several officers.
Though Magnotta has said he will not contest extradition efforts, it's still possible for his lawyer to raise objections.
In a letter provided exclusively to CTV News, Lin's family has called
for the swift extradition of Magnotta "bringing justice and fairness to
heal the wounds brought about to our family, the Chinese community and
society as a whole."
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