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Police: cannibal killed two women

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14:40 CEST+02:00

Slovakia's police said on Wednesday they had evidence showing a man who had tried to lure a Swiss man to Slovakia to kill and eat him had also killed two women.

 

"All evidence leads to the conclusion that the 43-year-old Matej Curko was a cannibal," police chief Jaroslav Spisiak told AFP on Wednesday, adding he would not disclose details to protect the victims' families.

"The police found two shallow graves in the woods near Kysak, eastern  lovakia, with the remains of two female bodies cut to pieces (on Tuesday)," he added.

"Some body parts were missing but we found photographs of these parts" in Curko's computer, which also contained data that led the police to the graves, Spisiak said.

Curko, who died in hospital on May 12 after being shot by the police in a gunfight two days earlier, hunted for his victims on the Internet.

"He contacted a Swiss citizen, who agreed to come to Slovakia, and let Curko kill him and eat him," police said, indicating the would-be victim had been suicidal.

But the man panicked when he saw Curko was serious about his plan, and he contacted the police who sent an undercover agent to meet the cannibal and arrest him.

Before being shot himself, Curko managed to shoot the agent who is now in hospital, stabilised and improving, Spisiak added.

 

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