Signs of humanitarianism remain in the German murder case World news

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 22, 2020

There's evidence pointing to cannibalism in the killing of a 44-year-old man in Berlin, Germany, prosecutors said Friday, according to the Associated Press.

"A 41-year-old suspect was arrested yesterday and will be brought before the magistrate today", Berlin police tweeted on Thursday, initially saying he was suspected of manslaughter.

"He searched online for the topic", he said.

Steltner said it was unclear whether the victim had also had an interest in cannibalism. The two men, both Germans, had been in touch with each other online.

On November 8, a field on the north coast of Berlin, near the border with the state of Brandenburg, collapsed into the remains of a human foot.

People walking their dog found part of bones which belonged to a 44-year-old man in a park in Berlin.

Searching for a specially trained sniffer dog, police eventually arrived at the apartment of a 41-year-old suspect, a high school math and chemistry teacher, where they discovered knives, a bone-cutting saw used by surgeons and a large cooling box.

An investigator said 25 kg (55 lbs) of sodium hydroxide was also found, which is "a caustic soda suitable for dissolving human tissue", as quoted by Bild.

Neither of their names were released for privacy reasons.

Reports of arrests have become parallel to the infamous "Rottenberg cannibal" case.

German media are comparing this case with that of Armin Meiwes, a German cannibal jailed for life in 2006.

Armin Meiwes is serving a life sentence over the 2001 killing of Bernd Juergen Brandes, who he claims answered his online call seeking a young man for "slaughter and consumption".

Later, Berlin's prosecutor's office followed up on this, saying that the suspect was in fact suspected of carrying out a "sexual homicide with base motives".

In 2015, a German police officer was convicted of murdering a man he met in an online forum for cannibalism.

"A police officer told the Berlin daily BZ that one bone was "completely meatless" â€" just one of the pieces of evidence that leads authorities to suspect the victim had been cannibalised.

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