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The victim had fantasized about being killed and eaten, police said.
The two men allegedly met on a fetish website for cannibalism. Police said the victim was a 59-year-old man from the northern city of Hanover who had fantasized about being killed and eaten.
The police officer worked in the forensics department of the criminal investigation department in the eastern city of Dresden.
He was arrested Wednesday and showed his colleagues several places on his property where he had buried body parts. Some body parts are missing, but it is not clear if they were eaten.
"The victim had been fantasizing about being killed and eaten by someone else since his youth," Dresden police chief Dieter Kroll told reporters on Friday.
Police said the two men met for the first time in Dresden on Nov. 4 and the murder took place a short time later.