An autopsy has revealed that the Berlin cannibal teacher’s victim died due to severe blood loss after his penis was chopped off by the former maths and chemistry instructor.
Stefan R., 42, is currently on trial for killing and eating the body parts of Stefan Trogisch, 43, in his apartment on Parkstrasse (Park Road) in the German capital Berlin on 6th September 2020.
Stefan died due to losing a large amount of blood from his pelvic area due to a severed artery, the autopsy found yesterday (Tuesday 9th November), according to German daily Bild.
This finding directly contradicts the defendant’s claim that after having sex with Trogisch he found him lifeless on the couch and “I shook him, he didn’t react. I panicked and did cardiac massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.”
The defendant added that they had taken drugs and alcohol and this may have led to the victim’s sudden death.
Michael Tsokos, a forensic specialist, told the court that analysis of the corpse has ruled out the hypothesis that the victim died as a result of consuming drugs and alcohol.
Stefan R. had previously claimed during the trial that he did not call the emergency services “because it would have come out that I am homosexual”.
He decided instead “that the body must go” and to separate the deceased man’s genitals from the rest of the corpse and bury them separately “since my DNA could still have possibly been present due to the oral sex I performed.”
The former maths and chemistry teacher met the victim just hours before the alleged murder on a dating app.
The trial, which started on 8th August, revealed that the defendant appeared as ‘Spieltrieb1976’ on dating forums and ‘Serenus’ on human slaughter forums, and sought an answer to the following question: “Does skin grow over a penis once it’s removed?”
After looking up online terms associated with cannibalism such as ‘long pig’ and ‘fatten and slaughter people’ on the dark net, the suspect learned from an online friend that a freezer could help put his dark plans into action.
He bought a EUR-176 (GBP-150) freezer five days before his date with Trogisch and told his sister he planned to keep pizza in it when she asked what he wanted it for.
The suspect prepared for the date by placing a three-part butcher knife set and a bone saw next to his bedroom cupboard and he also put a sex swing in the living room.
Cops later found that he had left a sign on a window ledge that said: “Instructions for emasculating and slaughtering a person.”
Unaware of the teacher’s plan, Stefan Trogish took a cab and headed to his address, where he was later chopped into pieces that were dumped in various locations around the German capital, according to reports.
Just hours after committing the crime, the suspect logged back into the human slaughter forum where he proudly told a man from the city of Bremen: “I have it [the penis] now!”
The suspect was caught when police found 25 kilogrammes (55 lbs) of a sodium hydroxide cleaning agent in his apartment that was described by the police as “suitable for dissolving human tissue”.
Investigators also found traces of the victim’s blood in the hallway after body parts began to appear around the city.
The teacher, who was also active on gay forums, was charged with murder on 18th May.
The suspect maintains his innocence and claims that his references online to cannibalism were just fantasies and he never planned to carry them out in reality.
The trial against him is still ongoing with the next hearing scheduled for 12th November.