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Russian police hunt cannibal suspects

Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Russian authorities are seeking two men who are suspected of killing and eating another man while stranded in the wilderness on a fishing trip.

Police in the remote Yakutia region of Russia said four men went on what was supposed to be a two or three week fishing trip Aug. 8 in a sparsely populated area. Their vehicle became bogged down and pleas for help on their cellphones went unanswered. The two surviving members were only located by helicopter Nov. 29, RIA Novosti said Wednesday.

The men, Andrei Kurochkin and Viktor Komarov, fled a hospital after news broke on the Internet that skeletal remains of a third member of their party had been discovered. Police said the man's body, found not far from where the two were rescued, had been hacked into pieces using an axe and very little flesh was left on the bone.

Police don't know what happened to the fourth member of the group.

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