German police are searching for a woman they believe hacked up her husband and flushed the pieces down the toilet, Der Spiegel reports. Neither wife nor husband have been seen since just before Christmas, when neighbors report hearing hammering, strange noises, and repeated flushing. The woman reportedly told her grown children, “You won’t see him again, I flushed him down the toilet.”
Relatives say the marriage was “filled with hate,” and that the wife had attempted to kill him several times, poisoning his food and attacking him with a hammer. The man never reported the incidents, saying, “She’s my wife after all.” Police have found blood in the living room, kitchen, and bathroom, and are scouring the sewers for body parts.