When Lin Jun disappeared in 2012, his family and friends could never have imagined the horrors that lay in store. As the Luka Magnotta case unfolded, police would find extreme narcissism, cannibalism, and degradation - the likes of which Canada had never seen before. In one of the most bizarre deaths of 2012, Magnotta took Lin Jun's life on camera, posted it to the Internet, gained a fanbase, and even sent body parts around the world, just to cause a stir. The Luka Magnotta crimes were grisly and looking deeper into them is bound to make some people queasy.
Before you read on, be warned that this article is not for the faint of heart. There are no graphic images or videos, but many descriptions here are pretty nauseating. You may be wondering, "What exactly did Luka Magnotta do?" The better question may be, what didn't he do. His actions range from participating in maturely-themed films to violating a human corpse. As stated earlier, not exactly something you want to read about before bed. That being said, the case of Magnotta is one that is morbidly fascinating.
He Took A College Student's Life And Filmed It
Luka Magnotta's biggest claim to horrifying fame came when he began dating Lin Jun. Jun hid his preference for men from many people and was an international Chinese student from Wuhan at Concordia University. He began seeing Magnotta in 2012. Then, one day in May, he simply vanished.
On May 25th, a video surfaced online called, "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick." In the video, Jun is seen tied to a bed frame while Magnotta plunges into him over and over with an ice pick and a kitchen knife. Magnotta then dismembers Jun and desecrates the lifeless body. There is even a dog brought in to chew on the body. It would take days for people to recognize that they were bearing witness to Lin Jun's actual demise.
He Sexually Violated Jun's Dead Body And May Have Even Eaten Parts Of It
While the video still exists in some corners of the web, the descriptions of its contents were graphic. Magnotta used Jun's severed arm to fondle himself, forced his penis into the mouth of Jun's severed head, and further sodomized the corpse with a wine bottle.
He also used a steak knife and a fork to cut away portions of Jun's flesh, as if he may eat them. While the video posted online does not show this happening, police later reveal that there is additional footage that was never shared on the Internet. When they searched Magnotta's apartment, they uncovered a longer version of the video and said that it looked like Magnotta was eating Jun's flesh from his corpse. After he was caught, he was accused of cannibalism in court.
He Sent Human Body Parts To Political Parties And Elementary Schools
As police searched his apartment, another horrifying development took place. Strange, smelly, and blood-stained packages began to show up at various political party offices and schools throughout Canada. A hand and a foot showed up in Ottawa political offices and were quickly linked to Jun. False Creek Elementary School in British Columbia received a body part package, as did St. George’s School, a private school for boys. Police realized they were still missing the head, the leg, and the other foot.
While Jun's head was later discovered in a park, some of the body parts never did turn up.
Magnotta Targeted Kittens Before Moving On To Humans
Magnotta had a bit of a history with the police before he even met Lin Jun. In 2010, he put up a video online called, "1 Boy 2 Kittens," where he put two kittens in a vacuum bag, sucked out the air, and suffocated them. He was then seen rubbing the animals' lifeless bodies against his genitals. In another video, he drowned his pet cat, and in yet another, he fed a kitten to a very large snake. He did this while wearing a hood or mask in order to hide his identity.
However, he had posed with the cats before and several unique personal items in the videos could identify him. Still, this was not enough to get police heavily involved. Online activist groups were outraged as they tried to get police to take these actions seriously. Ominously enough, one member on an activist Facebook group posted: "He might end up [harming] human beings one day. He might just not stop with animals."