Human remains have been found in Montreal Parc Angrignon. Police are now investigating to see to whom they belong, and whether or not there is a connection to Luka Rocco Magnotta, and if these are the missing pieces of Lin Jun, his victim. I’ve heard from one news source that it is in fact a head.
Are they acting on a tip Magnotta has given them? That’s doubtful, as he has pleaded not guilty.
I do know this. The murder was committed in Magnotta’s apartment in Snowdon, which is up the hill from the Sherbrooke street neighbourhood halfway between McGill and Concordia university.
The Angrignon metro stop is the last on the green line. It stops inside Angrignon park. That part of the island where Magnotta lived is fairly dense. The largest nearby park is Parc Royal (the park on the mountain) and it is very heavily used – not a great area to dispose of human remains. To go to the lesser populated eastern part of the city would be to risk being seen as the metro speeds through Montreal’s downtown core.
But Angrignon park is a place that has lost its use – there have been various proposals throughout the years making it into a zoo, and there once was a hobby farm. Now it is just a quiet place to hike and bike, and there is metro station nearby. Those who live nearby view it as an almost quiet place, somewhat off the beaten path, and if Magnotta was responsible for these remains, he may have thought the same thing. Not only that, but these remains were found near a lake. There is a lake only a few minutes walk away from the station.
PS. I used to live two neighbourhoods downhill from Snowdon. The media have been painting this area as rundown and slummy. I used to take the metro up there to go shopping and rent movies. I didn’t think it was that bad at all.