Policeman held for 'cannibal fetish' death
A German policeman has been arrested on suspicion of killing and chopping up a man he met on the internet who apparently fantasised about being killed and eaten.
The police officer is suspected of murdering and dismembering a man he met on a website catering for cannibalism fantasies, authorities in the city of Dresden said.
The 55-year-old man, identified in the media as Detlef G, reportedly told investigators he had stabbed his willing victim in the throat and chopped the body up into multiple parts after the pair agreed upon the killing on November 4.
After his arrest on Wednesday, the suspect directed officers to a number of locations surrounding his property where he had buried the remains, city police chief Dieter Kroll said at a news conference.
It was unclear yesterday whether the man, an expert in handwriting analysis in the forensics department of Saxony's State Office of Criminal Investigation, had eaten any body parts. Prosecutor Lorenz Haase said he had denied having done so.
But the victim, a 59-year-old man from Hanover, had "since his youth fantasised about being murdered and eaten by another person", Police Chief Kroll said.
The pair are believed to have met around a month before the killing on a website for cannibalism fetishists which says it deals with "exotic meat".