Posted by: baworldtraveler | October 17, 2011

Was Tourist Eaten by Cannibals? Police say no.

I read an article from the eTN Global News claiming the disappearance on the remote island of Nuku Hiva, of the German tourist, Stephan Ramin,  possibly ended with his being cannibalized.  Just as quickly I found an article on Fox News.com with police denying such a fate was met by the missing tourist. 

Regardless of how it happened, I feel for his family who have lost him and don’t have all the answers surrounding the circumstances of his disappearance and his fate.

Here are links to both articles for you to read as well as some links to information about the French Polynesian Islands.  

Click here to link to the eTN article posing possible case of cannibalism.

Click here to link to the FOX.com article dismissing the case of possible cannibalism.

Click here to link to the IBTraveler article about it.

Additional links for your convenience:

cannibalism   “Cannibalism was widespread in the past among humans throughout the world, continuing into the 19th century in some isolated South Pacific cultures.”

Nuku Hiva

Marquesas Islands

French Polynesia

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