German police worker ‘kills’ man he met on cannibal website

German police worker ‘kills’ man he met on cannibal website
An official employed by German police has been arrested on suspicion of murdering and chopping up a man he met on a cannibal website. Investigators are now trying to determine if any of the victim’s body parts were eaten.

Fifty-five-year-old Detlev G. was arrested on Wednesday after body parts were found in the garden of his home in Dresden.

The perpetrator, who is said to have been 'obsessed' with cannibalism, worked for Saxony’s State Office of Criminal Investigation as a technical expert.

He met his victim, a 59-year-old male from Hannover, on a cannibalism chat room, Bild newspaper reports.

Police experts inspect the crime scene in Gimmlitztal near the town of Hartmannsdorf-Reichenau, south of Dresden, November 29, 2013.(Reuters / Pawel Sosnowski)

The two chatted on line for some time before arranging a date, which ended in Detlev G. murdering his companion.

“The victim had been fantasizing about being killed and eaten by someone else since his youth,”
Dieter Kroll, Dresden police chief, is cited as saying by Reuters.

The victim has been reported missing since early November.

The perpetrator chopped up the man’s body after the killing, but it’s not yet clear if any of the body parts were missing or used for food.  

Detlev G. admitted his guilt when the law enforcement officers arrived to arrest him, police sources said.

The current case resembles the ‘Cannibal of Rothenburg’ affair, which stunned Germany in 2001. Back then, computer programmer Bernd Brandes was – by mutual consent – disremembered and eaten by cannibal Armin Meiwes.

An undated police handout shows Bernd-Juergen Brandes (R), the victim of Armin Meiwes (L), a 42-year-old computer technician and self-confessed cannibal, who is on trial in Kassel (AFP Photo)

Police cars are parked in Gimmlitztal near the town of Hartmannsdorf-Reichenau, south of Dresden, November 29, 2013.(Reuters / Pawel Sosnowski)