Man admits to killing woman, freezing body part for ‘tasting’

An Austrian man with a violent criminal past on Wednesday admitted to killing a woman , dumping her body in a lake and keeping one body part for “ tasting, ” a prosecution spokeswoman said .

The case came to light in mid -April when a fisherman found the woman ’ s torso floating in Lake Neusiedl near
Rust, a town east of Vienna .

The suspect told police that he killed the woman in the heat of an argument in his flat and cut up her body for disposal in late March , less than two years after he was released on probation from an institution for mentally disturbed convicts .

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The man , who was born in 1955, had a violent and sexual criminal history , prosecution spokeswoman Verena Strnad
told a press conference in Eisenstadt .

Police are still trying to identify the woman, who was between 25 and 30 years old .

Police investigator Harald Brenner said he could not rule out that she was from Slovakia .

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Investigators said the man got to know the woman near Vienna ’ s Westbahnof train station, and that she possibly did not give him her real first name.

“ He cut her up into several parts and dumped them in the bay” of the lake, Strnad said .

After the parts were discovered, investigators found one fishing hut in the lake owned by a previous convict.

His apartment did not only contain DNA traces of the victim but a cut – up body part in the freezer .

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“ He said he had considered tasting it at a later point in time, ” Strnad said .

( NAN)

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