Murdered model was scalped, drained of blood, autopsy shows

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Los Angeles police said Iana Kasian was tortured, mutilated and killed by her boyfriend, Blake Leibel. He has pleaded not guilty.

Los Angeles police said Iana Kasian was tortured, mutilated and killed by her boyfriend, Blake Leibel. He has pleaded not guilty. (Facebook)

An autopsy shows that a model — who Los Angeles cops say was tortured and killed by her graphic-novelist boyfriend — was scalped, had portions of her face torn off and had been drained of all her blood.

Iana Kasian, 30, was found dead in a West Hollywood apartment in May 2016.

Her boyfriend, Blake Leibel, 36, the son of a wealthy Canadian real estate tycoon, has been charged with her murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty.

At least one of his novels has drawn unsettling parallels to the murder case. The book, "Syndrome," starts with flashbacks of a serial killer slashing throats and draining blood, the New York Daily News reported.

Detectives found Kasian lying next to her 2-month-old baby who was not hurt.

The autopsy report revealing the grisly details was released Wednesday, KABC-TV reported.

The report shows there was also an injury to Kasian’s jaw that appeared to be human bite marks, the station reported.

Leibel worked as a writer and director and created a graphic novel that follows a mad doctor's attempt to isolate the root of evil and cure it in a remorseless serial killer.

The novel includes a scene in which the serial killer hangs a couple by their feet, draining their blood, according to reports last year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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