The alleged "body parts killer's video" that surfaced after a torso and a hand and foot were found in Canada this week has been sort of taken down, according to police. But the "1 Lunatic, 1 Icepick" video seems to keep coming back to life like those zombie stories.
In Canada, a website based in Edmonton refuses to take down the video that police say is nothing more than the videotaping of the killing, decapitation and corpse violation of Chinese victim Jun Lin.
"It's not a movie," Cmdr. Lanfreniere told the Calgary Herald, who reported that law enforcement may press charges against those websites showing it. And they should, as what decent business would continue to torment the victim's family by keeping it online?
In the U.S., the same video found its way to YouTube, where thousands of people viewed it in the period since it had been posted. But American law enforcement were able to get it taken down once Canadian authorities requested they do soÂ—sort of.
If you had seen the all the videos bearing the title "1 Lunatic, 1 Icepick" on YouTube Friday, you would have noticed that there was only one of a man bearing a yellow shirt and the alleged killer's likeness. It ranked at the top.
Today all the other videos are nowhere to be found except for that one, which is still there, as well as one other video that existed before, which existed merely as a forum of sorts for people to discuss the murder video.
What's the deal? Can YouTube prevent murder videos from being uploaded or not?
Luka Rocco Magnotta isn't likely to allow his "life imitating art" project to remain hidden from public view even if the body parts killer's video is taken down in Canada and the U.S. His past actions seem to point to a personality that craves the limelight, no matter what he has to do to get it.
And in the technological age, he will have a lot of help staying visibleÂ—and that may be thanks in part to the tech savvy skills Jun Lin may have taught him prior to death, since Lin was taking engineering and computer science courses in Canada, where he met the suspect.