A missing farmer is feared to have been eaten by his own pigs after neighbours discovered human bones on his land. Detectives say the man, in his 70s, is believed to have been eaten at some point between New Year’s Eve and January 8 by the pigs that roamed freely around his property.
Lubin District Prosecutor Magdalena Serafin told Gazeta Wrocławska the man – who has not been named – was last seen alive on December 31 at his farm in Lubin, around 260 miles west of Warsaw in Poland. The man – who lived alone – was almost entirely eaten, with just a few bones and skull fragments remaining.
It was not immediately clear how the man died with officials suspecting either a heart attack or a fall. A neighbour called police after finding the bones while fetching water from a well next to the man’s home on Wednesday last week.
Investigators expect it will be difficult to determine the exact cause of death. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday this week and the findings are yet to be published. The farmer’s animals will be examined by a vet to determine any further clues, authorities said. According to the Gazeta, the two large pigs and around a dozen piglets owned by the farmer will most likely be put to sleep.