Guy Thinks Date Died, Buries Her—Alive
Moroccan man in custody, says he panicked
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2014 1:50 PM CDT
Updated Jun 8, 2014 7:00 PM CDT
When burying your new girlfriend you met online, it's first best to make sure she is in fact dead.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It's hard to gauge people you meet online. Are they the kind of person who, when you pass out during a diabetic episode, a) get you proper medical attention, or b) freak out and bury your unconscious-yet-very-much-alive body in their backyard? It turns out that when 25-year-old Frenchwoman Mina El Houari traveled to Morocco to meet a would-be beau with whom she'd been corresponding via Facebook for some months, well, he unfortunately fell into that second category, according to media reports rounded up by the Local.

When El Houari failed to get in contact with her family, they tipped off Moroccan authorities, who in turn tracked down the unnamed man in question and found her body buried in his garden. It appeared she had been buried alive and suffocated, they say; they also recovered mud-caked pants and a shovel. The man has since confessed; the Daily Mail reports he said he "watched her fall unconscious" and told authorities that "thinking she was dead" he buried her in a panic.

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Jun 9, 2014 5:38 AM CDT
In the meantime I would stay away from Morocco.
Jun 9, 2014 3:52 AM CDT
I would never date anyone online!!
Jun 8, 2014 10:52 PM CDT
People with diabetes have a tough road. They think they can handle it but once they start slipping, it is all over because they cant realize they need some juice. They wont wear a safety bracelet or tell the other person because of fear of looking defective. I think a normal person would have called 911, like people said on here earlier he had noting to hide (hopefully)