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DNA tests confirm the identity of the alleged cannibal’s likely victims

DNA tests have confirmed that two female corpses found by the police in forests near the eastern Slovakian town of Kysak on May 17 were those of Lucia Uchnárová from Snina and Elena Gudjáková from Oravské Veselé; both women had been missing since 2010, the SITA newswire reported.

DNA tests have confirmed that two female corpses found by the police in forests near the eastern Slovakian town of Kysak on May 17 were those of Lucia Uchnárová from Snina and Elena Gudjáková from Oravské Veselé; both women had been missing since 2010, the SITA newswire reported.

Both women are believed to likely be the victims of the alleged cannibal, Matej Čurko.

On May 10 an undercover team swooped in on an area near Kysak, a village in the vicinity of Košice, after learning that a local man, Matej Čurko, was planning to kill and eat a Swiss citizen with whom he made an online pact. The police operation was not a complete success: the suspect was armed and both he and a police officer were seriously injured in the ensuing shoot-out. The suspect died of his injuries two days later.

Information from Čurko’s computer was taken by the police after he was detained and it allowed the police to locate spots in the forests where they found an improvised altar with a candle, various tools such as clenches, ropes and a mattock as well as the shallow grave with two female bodies.

The injured police officer is still hospitalised but his health condition is improving, SITA wrote.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
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