In late 2002, 41 year old German technician, Armin Meiwes posted an ad on the internet that read: “Wanted. Well-built man for slaughter.” After selling his car, a 43 year old microchip designer identified as “Bernd Jurgen B.” presented himself at the dilapitated home of Armin M. in the river town of Rotenburg an der Fulda.
The December 18, 2002, edition of the New York Times, explained what happened next: Meiwes surgically removed the victim’s genitals, according to a prosecuter’s statement, which said the two men then ate them. Later, Meiwes stabbed Jurgen B. to death as a video camera recorded the event. He carved up the victrim and stored parts ofthe body in a freezer for occasional consumption, burying other parts in his garden.
The German police, who arrested the cannibal killer after he posted another advertisement seeking more volunteers, prevented Armin from committing additional atrocities and becoming a serial killer.