A man is accused of cutting off his model girlfriend’s scalp, tearing off portions of her face, biting her jaw, and draining all the blood from her body, according to a harrowing autopsy report.
Blake Leibel, a wealthy graphic novelist, is charged with several counts of murder, mayhem, and torture in the May 2016 death of his girlfriend Iana Kasian, who was found lying next to their baby in their West Hollywood, Calif., home.
The 30-year-old suffered blunt force trauma to the head, and her skull was exposed after significant portions of her scalp were either cut or ripped away, according to a new autopsy reported cited by ABC.
The right side of her face, including her ear, was torn off and she appeared to have human teeth marks on her jaw, the autopsy stated.
Kasian’s body was also drained of blood, mirroring details in Leibel’s book “Syndrome,” which opens with flashbacks of a serial killer slashing a couple’s throats and draining them of blood.
Leibel, who was arrested at the scene of the crime, was released on bail for an alleged rape just one week before Kasian’s murder.
Kasian was not the alleged rape victim, but she moved out of their home, only to return to the apartment to talk to Leibel, according to the National Post.
When she didn’t emerge, her mother called the police.
Leibel, who grew up in Canada, is the son of an Olympic sailor and real estate magnate, while his mother was the heiress to a plastics fortune.
Kasian was born in Ukraine and moved to Los Angeles in 2014, the National Post reported.
Their child has been placed in the care of Kasian’s mother.
Source: NY Daily News