As headlines scream "cannibalism" and "dismemberment," everything else in the gruesome case of Luka Rocco Magnotta has quickly become overshadowed. And that includes details about his victim, 33-year-old Jun Lin.

Magnotta, the Canadian man who allegedly ate parts of his victim's body before sexually assaulting the dismembered torso, has quickly attained global infamy. People all over the world have watched the alleged acts, which police say Magnotta filmed and uploaded online. Copies might circulate on the Internet for the foreseeable future.

Yet in the case of other gristly crimes, savage acts have been seared into public consciousness, with the victims and their families going forgotten.

Take the infamous Milwaukee cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer. A necrophiliac who raped and dismembered many of his victims, Dahmer has been remembered by millions, but how many people can name a single victim of his? How many have heard of Anthony Sears, for example, or Raymond Smith or any of the 15 others he murdered?

The alleged crimes of this spring appear to be just as horrific. Montreal police believe Magnotta, a 29-year-old, low-budget porn actor, carried out Lin's brutal murder on or about May 25.

On May 29, Lin’s torso was found in a suitcase near Magnotta's apartment. Later that morning, authorities were called to the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada to investigate a suspicious package. Inside, they found Jun's severed foot and a note, indicating a plan for another killing, police said. A second body part -- Jun's severed hand -- was found that night inside a package at the Ottawa Postal Terminal that was addressed to the Liberal Party of Canada.

Other body parts of Jun were found at the apartment building; his right hand and foot showed up earlier this week at two Vancouver schools.

The majority of the media coverage this week has focused on Magnotta and what police are calling his premeditated performance -- videos he posted online weeks, possibly months before Lin's murder in which he allegedly hinted at what was to come.

In March, a now defunct blog post allegedly written by Magnotta and titled "Necrophilia Serial Killer Luka Magnotta" appeared online. In it, he allegedly wrote, "It's not cool to the world being a necrophiliac. It's bloody lonely. But I don't really care, I have never cared what people thought of me."

A series of videos that authorities say Magnotta posted online after Lin's murder have recently been found online. In one that was posted to YouTube, Magnotta said, "what's up and hi to all my fans."

The most recent videos, however, pale in comparison to the one Magnotta allegedly filmed of Lin's murder and posted online. Titled "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick," the film is more than 10 minutes long. It shows a naked male being attacked with an ice pick and a knife. The victim is brutally stabbed multiple times, decapitated and dismembered. During the film, the killer masturbates with a severed arm, appears to devour a piece of flesh that he sawed from the victim's buttocks and has sex with the headless torso.

The Huffington Post acquired a copy of the video last week but it is too graphic to post.

A variety of experts have weighed in about this disturbing crime. There has been plenty of speculation about who, what, when, where and why.

Meanwhile, members of the distraught family of Lin -- his father, mother, sister and uncle -- traveled from Wuhan, the capital of Hubai province in China to Montreal this week to retrieve what remains of their loved one. Lin's head remains missing, but his torso, hands and feet have been discovered in various locations.

"We come to take you home now," Lin's mother said, according to CTV.

Yan Shi, the head of the Chinese student association at Concordia University where Lin was studying, said Lin's mother was so overcome by grief that she was barely able to stand.

"The entire scene was heartbreaking," Yan Shi told the Canadian Press. "Lin's mother was very emotional. She was crying the entire time. It's really terrible just being there. We didn't understand a word she was saying, she was crying a lot. She was barely walking. We had to help her."

Lin was in Montreal since last July, according to the Chinese consulate. He was enrolled as a undergraduate student at Montreal's Concordia University, majoring in engineering and computer science.

"On behalf of the Concordia community, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of student Jun Lin," Frederick Lowy, president and vice chancellor of the university, said in a statement. "We are saddened to learn of this loss of life and it has affected our community, especially those who knew him," Lowy said.

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  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Luka Rocco Magnotta is shown in an artist's sketch in a Montreal court on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Magnotta has collapsed in court during his preliminary hearing.The notorious suspect in a killing and dismemberment case had been listening to evidence against him, whose contents are subject to a publication ban.

  • Daran Lin, father of murder victim Jun Lin, leaves the courthouse in Montreal on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Preliminary hearing is set to start for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Luka Rocco Magnotta is seen in an artist's sketch in a Montreal court on Monday, March 11, 2013. A preliminary hearing is set to start for Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.Magnotta's lawyers want the public and media barred from attending the hearing, which is to determine if there is enough evidence for a trial.

  • Daran Lin, father of murder victim Jun Lin, leaves court with his translator Daran Lin in Montreal on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Preliminary hearing is set to start for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines.

  • Alleged killer Luka Rocco Magnotta is seen in court on a artist drawing Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Montreal. Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying and dismemberment of Chinese engineering student Jun Lin.

  • Luka Rocco Magnotta is taken by police from a Canadian military plane to a waiting van on Monday, June 18, 2012 in Mirabel, Quebec. Magnotta, the lone suspect in a brutal Montreal killing that made headlines around the world, is back home to face justice on Canadian soil. (Montreal Police)

  • Magnotta lands in Canada (Montreal Police)

  • Magnotta lands in Canada (Montreal Police)

  • Mug shot of Luka Rocco Magnotta, released by Montreal Police on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Magnotta told a judge Tuesday he will not fight his extradition from Germany to Canada, Berlin police say. Magnotta is wanted in Canada on several charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the killing and dismemberment of Chinese national Jun Lin. (AP Photo/Montreal Police Service via The Canadian Press)

  • Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Warren Lemcke speaks during a news conference after a human hand was delivered to a school and a human foot to another in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday June 5, 2012. Montreal police later confirmed the packages are connected to the dismembered body of a Chinese student found in Montreal last week and the international manhunt for his killer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

  • A man walks his dog past St. George's School where a human foot was delivered to the school earlier in the day in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday June 5, 2012. A human hand was also delivered to another Vancouver school Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

  • A television cameraman films parents and students at False Creek Elementary School after a human hand was delivered to the school earlier in the day in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday June 5, 2012. A human foot was also delivered to another Vancouver school Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

  • A police car leaves the central police detention facility of Berlin supposedly carrying Luka Rocco Magnotta to a Berlin court Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Luka Magnotta, 29, a Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese was arrested on Monday at an Internet cafe. A cafe employee recognized Magnotta from a newspaper photo and flagged down a police car. (AP Photo/dapd/ Timur Emek)

  • The internet cafe where Luka Rocco Magnottahe was recognized in the district of Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • This image taken from CCTV obtained by Associated Press video shows Luka Rocco Magnotta entering the Internet cafe in the district of Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 4, 2012, where Kadir Anlayisli, who works in the cafe recognized him. "I looked at him and thought I knew him from somewhere, because I read newspapers every day," Anlayisli said. (AP Photo/AP Video)

  • This image taken from CCTV obtained by Associated Press video shows Kadir Anlayisli, a cafe worker waiting for police in the doorway of the Internet cafe in the district of Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 4, 2012, where Luka Rocco Magnotta was arrested. (AP Photo/AP Video)

  • This image taken from CCTV obtained by Associated Press video shows police entering the Internet cafe shortly after. (AP Photo/AP Video)

  • This image taken from CCTV obtained by Associated Press video shows Luka Rocco Magnotta, 2nd left, being removed by police from the Internet cafe. (AP Photo/AP Video)

  • Kadir Anlayisli stands next to the computer where he recognized Luka Rocco Magnotta. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • The Interpol alert, which shows various photos and a discription of Luka Rocco Magnotta. (AP Photo/Interpol/dapd)

  • This surveillance image provided by Interpol shows Luka Rocco Magnotta at a security checkpoint. (AP Photo/Interpol)

  • In a Wednesday, May 30, 2012 photo, janitor Eric Schoer looks at a blood-stained fridge at an apartment rented by suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta, where police believe a man was murdered and dismembered, in Montreal. (The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • A police officer removes a package containg a human foot from the Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

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When not occupied by his studies, Lin worked for Kankan Huang, the owner of a Montreal convenience store. Huang told the Blaze that Lin was a "responsible, polite cashier."

De Frias Lakhany, a 21-year-old friend of Lin, told the Associated Press that Lin was shy and a dedicated student.

"[He was] so nice, humble and honest," Lakhany said. "He was really involved in his studies and never missed class."

Another friend, Pei Zhang, described Lin to CBC News as a "good person." Added Pei Zhang: "He was very gentle and positive. Always keep smiling."

On his blog on the Chinese website Weibo.com, Lin made no mention of his alleged killer. Instead, he discussed fashion, food, favorite TV shows, his beloved cat Andy and his feelings about attending school in Canada.

"Class is to begin soon," a posting from last year found by AP states. A photo of an empty classroom accompanies the entry. "I'm so nervous. Been out of school for so long," Lin added.

"I just realized I am 10 years older than my classmates," he wrote a month later. "They can call me Uncle. It's so crushing."

The blog, according to the AP, contains more than 1,000 entries, with a last one from May 16, roughly a week before the homicide. That entry, which does not appear to have any connection to the death, has attracted 40,000 comments.

Magnotta, captured in Berlin on Monday, faces charges of first-degree murder, committing an indignity on a dead body, publishing obscene material, mailing "obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous" material and criminally harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and several unnamed members of Parliament, police said.

Canadian justice officials this week sent a formal extradition request to Germany for Magnotta and wish to have Magnotta in custody soon.

"We hope that he can be extradited between now and the end of the month," German government official Martin Steltner told AFP.

It is not immediately clear when Lin's remains will be released to his family. The body -- all of the dismembered pieces that have been recovered -- is still considered evidence, according to police. As a result, members of the distraught family might return to China without their loved one's remains.

Various community efforts are being organized to help raise money for the Lins.

It's possible to donate to the Concordia University Chinese Students Association's Jun Lin Rest in Peace Foundation at any RBC branch. To learn other ways to donate, contact Yan Shi at 514-848-2424.

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