Unedited version of Magnotta's alleged snuff video seized
Picture of Jun Lin. (FACEBOOK)
MONTREAL - Detectives investigating the Luka Magnotta case are analyzing a longer, unedited video clip that they believe shows Chinese student Jun lin, 33, being murdered and dismembered, QMI Agency has learned.
The video lasts about fifteen minutes, compared with 10 minutes, 45 seconds for the edited clip that was posted to a gore website.
Sources tell QMI Agency the long-form video contains no music, unlike the one posted to the Internet. It also includes all of the background noise in the apartment as a man, believed to be Lin, is stabbed to death with an ice pick and methodically cut to pieces.
Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere of the Montreal police confirmed that detectives seized the longer video but refused to provide more details
Lafreniere, citing a desire to protect the investigation, refused to say if the video was found on a computer seized from Magnotta's Montreal apartment or elsewhere.
An attempt was made to delete the video file, a source said, but Montreal police computer experts were able to retrieve the clip, along with other files.
The Magnotta case made international headlines after a janitor found Lin's torso in a travel bag outside Magnotta's west-end apartment on May 29. Lin's hands and feet were mailed to federal political parties in Ottawa as well as to two Vancouver schools. His head hasn't been found. Lin and Magnotta were ex-lovers.
Magnotta, a 29-year-old porn actor, is currently in Germany awaiting extradition. Police have previously said they might send investigators to Germany to meet the suspect.
In a related development, Lafreniere confirmed that police have ruled out a Magnotta connection to three unsolved body-parts murders committed in Los Angeles, Miami and New York.