A German police officer has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man whom he met on an internet site for cannibalism fetishists, authorities said on Friday.
Adding to the morbidity, the police said the victim reportedly had fantasies of being murdered and eaten.
The 55-year-old officer confessed to slashing the throat of his willing victim, cutting his body into small pieces and burying them in his garden, the police said.
But there was no evidence that the suspect, identified by media as police officer Detlev G of the eastern state of Saxony, had eaten any of the body parts of his victim, prosecutors said.
The victim, a 59-year-old man from Hanover, Lower Saxony, had “since his youth fantasised about being murdered and eaten,” Dresden police chief Dieter Kroll told a press conference.