An autopsy has revealed some new information on the Blake Leibel murder case involving a wealthy man and his model girlfriend. Those who have been following the case are looking for the new details and Blake Leibel’s net worth. For more information, here’s everything you need to know in our Blake Leibel wiki.
Who Is Blake Leibel?
Blake Leibel’s age is 36, and he was born in May 1981 in Canada to wealthy Toronto real estate mogul and Olympic sailor Lorne Leibel and his wife Eleanor Leibel (nee Chitel). Eleanor Leibel, a Toronto plastics company heiress, later died of brain cancer. Blake Leibel has a brother named Cody. On top of being one of two heirs to his father’s real estate fortune, Leibel was a director and graphic novelist. He directed the 2008 film Bald, starring Jonathan Cherry and Sally Kirkland (the movie went directly to DVD). He also authored such books as Syndrome, United Free Worlds and To Hell and Back OGN. Blake Leibel‘s net worth is unknown, but he has inherited millions already from his mother’s estate.
Blake Leibel’s Girlfriend
The model murdered in 2016, allegedly by Leibel, was his Ukrainian girlfriend, Iana Kasian. She was 30 years old at the time of her death. According to the autopsy, Kasian was scalped and bitten, and her blood was drained. She was tortured for eight hours before she died.
“[Kasian’s] entire scalp was traumatically absent and was not found, was not present with the body,” Dr. James Ribe said. “Her skull had been stripped down to the surface of the bone…there was no scalp present except for little bits in the back of the neck.” A portion of Kasian’s face was also torn off, including her right ear, according to the autopsy. Her jaw also showed signs of trauma, which could reportedly be bite marks.
Kasian gave birth to Leibel’s daughter last April, who was found lying next to her mother’s body, unharmed.
Officers arrested Leibel, who had allegedly barricaded himself in the apartment he’d shared with Kasian. Her body was also reported to be found in the apartment.
Blake Leibel’s Ex-Wife
Leibel filed for divorce from his now ex-wife, Amanda Braun (now 38) when she was eight months pregnant with their second child. Leibel left Braun for Kasian, who was also pregnant at the time.
Through her lawyer, Braun released this statement: “Our family is shocked and saddened by this tragedy. It has been very difficult for me and my family to process exactly what has occurred. At this time, I ask that our privacy be respected. I will have no further comment.”
Blake Leibel’s Rape Charge
On May 20, 2016, almost three weeks after his daughter was born, Leibel was arrested on an unrelated sexual assault charge against a third woman, though her name has not yet been released to the public. He was released on bail of $100,000 and the charge is pending in light of the recent horrific event. After the rape allegation, Kasian went to live with her mother, Olga. Kasian’s mother is now raising funds to have her daughter buried in Ukraine and wants her granddaughter to be raised there.
Blake Leibel’s Syndrome
Oddly enough, Leibel’s graphic novel Syndrome seems to describe the crime scene closely. The first scene describes a body being drained of blood and in that story “a rogue neuropathologist makes a startling breakthrough — literally isolating the root of all evil in the recesses of the human brain,” according to the book’s description on Amazon, “With the help of a naïve Hollywood actress, a tormented motion picture director, and a condemned serial killer, Dr. Wolfe Brunswick launches a bold experiment in the Nevada desert, the outcome of which could transform humanity forever.”