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. (Read more Morocco stories.)

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