German Cop May Have Killed Man, Eaten Him

Two men met on cannibal website

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 29, 2013 2:23 PM CST

(Newser) – A police officer in eastern Germany may have eaten parts of a man he allegedly murdered after the pair met on a cannibalism website. Police found remains of the 59-year-old victim on the officer's property in Saxony, der Spiegel reports via the tabloid Bild. "The agreement (between the men) was that the killing should take place immediately" after they met at a train station, an investigator says, per the Local. "The suspect has told us that he then cut the victim into separate pieces, including many very small pieces ... The suspect then buried the body parts on the sloping lawn of his property."

Police haven't yet found evidence the victim was actually eaten, but they have not been able to recover the entire body, and the victim reportedly wanted to be killed and eaten. The suspect has been identified as Detlev G., 55, a criminal investigator. The case comes 12 years after a similar one involving the German man Armin Meiwes, der Spiegel notes; he killed and ate a man he'd met through the same website, notes the Local.

A German police officer is accused of killing a man he met on a cannibalism site.
A German police officer is accused of killing a man he met on a cannibalism site.   (Shutterstock)
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