Dismembered student identified

Canadian police identify head of dismembered student

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(CNN) — A human head found in a Montreal park this week belongs to Jun Lin, the Chinese university student killed and dismembered in May, police said Wednesday.

The remains were discovered Sunday in Angrignon Park, and police had been waiting since then for them to be analyzed and results compiled before confirming their connection to the case.

Suspect Luka Magnotta is in Canada awaiting trial on first-degree murder and other charges in the case. Police have said they believe Magnotta filmed Lin’s death and dismemberment and posted the video to the Internet.

They say the 10-minute video also shows Magnotta engaged in sexual acts involving body parts and includes evidence of cannibalism.

 

Authorities were tipped to the case after finding Lin’s torso in May behind a Montreal apartment where Magnotta lived. Police say Magnotta mailed other parts of Lin’s body to Canadian politicians in Ottawa and to two schools in Vancouver.

Investigators say Magnotta, 29, fled to France and then Germany after the killing, which they believe happened on May 24 or May 25. Magnotta was arrested at a Berlin Internet cafe while browsing articles about himself; He was later extradited to Canada.

Lin, 33, was a student at Montreal’s Concordia University. His family traveled to Canada last month to reclaim their only son’s remains.

Donations from the public helped pay for the family’s travel to Canada, and Concordia University has set up an award in Lin’s name to assist Chinese students.

 

 

The Lake of the Ozarks electricution

Brother, sister electrocuted during lake swim, Missouri authorities say

The Lake of the Ozarks, where two children were electrocuted on Wednesday, near Osage Beach, Missouri, is pictured in 2011.
The Lake of the Ozarks, where two children were electrocuted on Wednesday, near Osage Beach, Missouri, is pictured in 2011.
(CNN) — A 13-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother were electrocuted Wednesday while they were swimming in the Lake of the Ozarks near Osage Beach, Missouri, authorities said.

The two were swimming near a private dock in the lake when they were killed, according to a press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

“The children screamed when the initial shock hit and when the adults dove in (to attempt rescue) they could feel the electricity in the water,” said Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Reinsch. Then the adults turned off the electricity to the dock” before pulling the siblings out of the water and attempting CPR, Reinsch said.

The children, who were from Ashland, Missouri, about 60 miles north of the scene of the accident, were taken to Lake Regional Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Reinsch told CNN the water was electrified because of “a problem with the wiring going to the dock from the house,” although he stressed that investigators could not pinpoint which of several electrical components on the dock caused the accident.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Marine Operations Division and the Division of Drug and Crime Control were investigating, and autopsies were planned, authorities said.