German feared to have been eaten

2011-10-17 14:03

Nuku Hiva - A German man is feared to have been eaten by cannibals on a South Sea island, the UK’s Daily Mail reported on Monday.

The man, 40-year-old business adviser Stefan Ramin, is a sailor who has travelled the world.

He apparently arranged to go on a traditional goat hunt in the forest after dropping anchor at Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia, the Mail reported.

His girlfriend Heike Dorsch, 37, says she saw him go off with a local guide, Henri Haiti who returned without Ramin.

She also claims that Haiti sexually abused her.

Last week, ashes were found in a valley by police officers. Among the embers were bones including a jaw bone, teeth and melted metal - believed to be fillings.

Investigators believe a “human body was hacked to pieces and burned”.

Guide ‘a  suspected cannibal’

Haiti is now missing and soldiers from the French overseas territory have joined local police in the hunt for him.

Nuku Hiva, is the largest of the Marquesas islands and over the over the centuries there have been many reports of cannibalism.

German newspaper Bild also said that Haiti was a “suspected cannibal”.

Bild reported: “Ashes from the fire are distributed over several square metres. In it bones, dentures and an artificial denture with charred metal lay. It smells of burned meat. Around the fireplace clothes were scattered.

“A prosecutor said that the probability is that he was murdered by a cannibal and parts of him were eaten.’”

Nuku Hiva has a population of just over 2 000 and featured in the stories of Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick.

  • Sharmay - 2011-10-17 14:38

    Rough and strange way to die in this day and age. Geez.

      Ann - 2011-10-17 15:26

      Eeeek! How gruesome ...

      John - 2011-10-17 16:16

      didnt know cannibals still existed

      Shadoz - 2011-10-17 17:24

      really John ? you know you live in Africa right or if you don't well then welcome to Africa.

  • George - 2011-10-17 14:41

    In Austria, Gemany and USA some perverted europeans still practice cannibalism. Remember the gay guy who advertised for his penis to be eaten in Germany. Someone indeed ate him. In the US, there was this gay serial killer who killed, cooked and ate his lovers. Cannibalism is bizzare.

      Sharmay - 2011-10-17 14:57

      There is cannibalism in Congo, Western Kenya, recently a report in Somalia, Sierre Leone, Liberia.... should I go on? It's not a European only thing George.

      George - 2011-10-17 15:18

      Europeans tend to do with style and relish the act of cannibalism as a delicacy. In other societies it is practiced as a ritual to capture the spirit of the dead. Europeans on the other hand literrally prepare salads and special spices to indulge in cannibalistic feasts.

      Sharmay - 2011-10-17 15:23

      In the war torn countries and regions in Africa, there is no capturing the spirit of the dead or spices to indulge, it's just plain old meat. When faced with starvation, your neighbour starts looking attractive.

      Henri - 2011-10-17 15:37

      @Sharmay LOL u funny man, now go make us a sharmie

      Sharmay - 2011-10-17 16:18

      Sure Henri, what would you like? Hispanic on rye, German on a bagel, Mexican burrito?

      Aubrey - 2011-10-17 17:00

      these people are perverts not cannibals. get real my man.

      elga.imp - 2011-10-19 20:40

      " In other societies it is practiced as a ritual to capture the spirit of the dead." Archaic practices I'm thinking, still continued, since they have NOT evolved! Further you annoy me as you have a disrespectful habit of GENERALISING!!! Get over yourself!

  • Alan - 2011-10-17 15:09

    I wonder what he tasted like. I definitly give it a try

      Joe-Moer - 2011-10-17 15:17

      Sies man!

      Ann - 2011-10-17 15:28

      Are you in some way related to Jeffrey Dahmer?

      Alan - 2011-10-17 15:58

      No. Just a fan

  • jwdupreez - 2011-10-17 15:13

    He must have been a "Sauer Kraut" afterwards..........!

  • Malcolm - 2011-10-17 15:26

    It happens daily here in South Africa. Its called Muti Murder. Sadly its normally children who are the victims. Why are we so shocked at this article. Fact. Wether you like it or not.

      uwe.klopfer - 2011-10-17 16:50

      never thought of it that way, but you are 100% right !

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  • Jacobus - 2011-10-17 16:18

    I will never go hungry.

  • Clifton - 2011-10-17 17:10

    When hiring a guide, one should always check references. AND, be especially suspicious if the applicant has an unusually large supply of Tabasco sauce!

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