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GERMANY-CANNIBAL
KASSEL, Germany, June 25 Sapa-DPA
  
INDICTMENT IMMINENT IN GERMAN CANNIBAL INVESTIGATION

An indictment is imminent in the headline- grabbing case of two
gay men who met in an Internet chat room and agreed that one of
them would be killed and devoured by the other, authorities in
Germany said Wednesday.

Prosecutors in Kassel declined to reveal details of the indictment but said it would be released shortly.

Investigators have said only that a 42-year-old computer analyst
from Berlin is dead and that his dismembered and partially devoured remains were found at the residence of a 41-year-old suspect.

That suspect, identified only as Armin M., has admitted video-
taping himself killing the Berlin man, a computer chip developer at Siemens corporation, identified only as Bernd Juergen B. Police have said they are convinced the victim allowed himself to be led to the slaughter.

On the morning of his disappearance March 9, 2001, Bernd Juergen B. completed his will. He left the bulk of his estate including a lavish penthouse apartment and 50,000 dollars worth of computer equipment to his live-in partner, a man named Ren.e.

According to police, the victim had several thousand dollars in cash and his passport when he travelled 30 kilometres from Berlin
to the alleged murderer's house near Kassel.

Searching the rambling, 30-room, half-timbered house in the village of Rotenburg, investigators unearthed skeletal remains, some of them packaged in a freezer, along with videotapes and CD-ROMs on which the suspect allegedly recorded his actions.

Authorities were tipped off to the crime by Internet surfers who
stumbled upon chat room requests allegedly posted by the suspect in which he was looking for people willing to be slaughtered and eaten by him.

Source : Sapa-DPA