June 7th, 2012
09:21 AM ET

Mutilated student's family travels from China to Montreal to take him home

The distraught family of a university student allegedly killed and dismembered by a Canadian porn actor have journeyed from their village in China to Montreal, where the grisly act took place.

The family of Jun Lin, 33, met with investigators Wednesday, Montreal police told CNN affiliate CTV.

Yan Shi, the head of the Chinese student association at Concordia University, where Lin was studying, told CTV that Lin's mother was extremely emotional and could not get through her words without constant tears.

"We come to take you home now," she said.

In the grisliest Montreal crime in years, police believe porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta killed and dismembered Lin and posted a 10-minute video of it online. Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said the video shows Magnotta engaged in sexual acts involving body parts and also included evidence of cannibalism.

Police believe Magnotta sent Lin's body parts by mail to Ottawa and Vancouver. Magnotta then fled Montreal for Europe.

Police arrested Magnotta in Berlin on Monday after he was spotted in an Internet cafe. He will be extradited to Canada to face first-degree murder charges.

Suspect and victim knew each other, though has not defined the nature of their relationship.

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  1. Sinfully Yours

    At least they can save on their baggage fees. They can take him carry-on since he can fit in a small bag now.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Sinful indeed.
    This is tragic to say the least.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hope

    So crazy... A son of promise snuffed in a narcissistic rage.

    June 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Oh how lovely

    The media is just feeding into this guys self absorbed bs. What a creep why would you people put a picture of that monster in an article about the victims family. Maybe a picture of their son would be more appropriate.

    June 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. @ Sinfully Yours

    I'm going to say a prayer for you for your ignorance. I trully hope you never have to deal with a loved one being brutally taken from you. You're a very very immature individual to make light of someone elses pain through their unfortunate tragedy. My prayers out to Jun Lin's family.

    June 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      Wait! You came onto the CNN message boards and actually thought you would see worthwhile comments?! ROFLMAO! Perhaps you should see medical attention and have that watermelon atop your neck examined.

      June 8, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
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    June 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |