Ivan L , a 21-year-old man from the city Murmansk in north-west of Russia confessed to eating a gay man, identified as Roman E, he met online on a gay dating website.
Allegedly he was not motivated by hate towards gay people but he was sure that gay men would keep a secret about who they were meeting, so it would be harder to catch him. He stabbed the man a few times, and after having assured himself that the man was dead, he cut up his body, and used the meat to make sausages and steaks. Allegedly Ivan L also posted video clips online of his culinary achievements.
The investigation committee indicated that the case is not unique, stating that it has been 20 years since the last case of cannibalism in the city, which has a population of just 307,700.