A German police worker ‘obsessed’ with cannibalism has been charged with torturing, murdering, butchering and eating a man he met on a fetish website.
The suspect, who is currently only identified as Detlev G, is accused of dismembering a 59-year-old man after body parts were found buried in his garden in the Ore Mountains near Dresden in eastern Germany.
According to investigators, the victim – who came from the north German city of Hanover – was obsessed with the idea of being cannibalised and had taken to the internet to make his fetish known.
Officers say the two men met online, chatted about their respective sexual obsessions and then agreed a date to meet up and carry them out. The victim was reported missing in November, leading officers to investigate his disappearance.
Speaking at a news conference, Dresden Police Chief Dieter Kroll said: “The victim had been fantasising about being killed and eaten by someone else since his youth”.