30 Italian women who have disappeared between January 2009 and May 2011 fit the profile – age 25 to 28; their bodies never found – of alleged Slovak cannibal Matej Curko’s possible victims.
Slovak police sources informed that they are currently working on the case in light of reports from Interpol. Operational unit officers and forensic experts confront a difficult task given the nature of the crime and how little evidence to start with.
Slovak Cannibal : Digital Animal
A possible Italian victim emerged from gigital email correspondence between Curko, who died in a firefight with the Slovak police force on 12 May, and Swiss-born Markus Dubach, a consenting victim who changed his mind at the last moment. But the email messages shoved only the victim’s age and that she was italian. This explains why investigators have cast their net wide to include thirty crimes and unsolved cases over the period when Matj Curko appears to have been active. Forensic experts, on the back foot after recent errors in the Meredith Kercher Amanda Knox case, want to be 100% certain before making any connections with the cannibal murders.
Slovak Cannibal Case : Fridge of Horrors discovered at cannibal’s home
In reality several cases, and one in particular, appear to be more promising. Italian police officers have already asked their Slovak counterparts for biological evidence and tests on items reported to have been found in Matej Curko’s fridge as the alleged cannibal not only stored info on his computer but kept human body parts in his fridge. Now scientists try to obtain DNA test results and compare them with samples from relatives of the missing italian women. Investigators in Slovakia seem to have found parts of other bodies, as well as those of Lucia Uchnarova and Elena Gudjakova, the young Slovakian women who disappeared in 2010.
Italian investigators have requested Slovak police to forward biological evidence and tests on remains found at Matej Curko’s home.
The other trail led up to some fact is, an info left by Curko on the internet, where the slovakian computer technician could be contacted by victims at his confidential email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. The nickname kanibm (Cannibal Matej) found very original.