Web desk -- German police have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of cannibalism after they found a pile of bones stripped completely of flesh in a Berlin suburb.
Berlin prosecutors said they are “investigating at full speed to shed light on the sexual murder with suspicion of a cannibalistic background”.
The man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of a 44-year-old man in the German capital in September.
Police did not name the suspect, but Bild daily identified him as Stefan R., a high school maths and chemistry teacher.
Police published a photo of the victim, named as Stefan T., after he disappeared and sought information from the public, but without success.
The bones were found by people strolling in a park in the north-eastern Pankow district on November 8, with forensic analysis later showing them to be Stefan T.’s remains.
Further forensic investigations then led them to the 41-year-old suspect, police said.