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GUILTY French Polynesia - Stefan Ramin, 40, German, murdered, Nuku Hiva, 9 Oct 2011

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  1. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Round-the-world yachtsman feared eaten by cannibals


    GERMAN sailor Stefan Ramin was on the trip of a lifetime when it turned into a nightmare on an island in the middle of nowhere.
    He set off on 2008 with his wife and traversed the globe looking for paradise - but it took a horrible twist when he reached Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia.

    The remote tropical island was the last place Mr Ramin was seen before remains, believed to be his, were uncovered.

    Experts believe he was "hacked to pieces and burned" and eaten by suspected cannibals.

    Testing will conclude whether the ashes belong to Mr Ramin, Radio New Zealand International reported



    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/...ls/story-e6frfq80-1226168314065#ixzz1azfHCWnB
     
  2. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    Warning some disturbing information in his article ...

    Eaten by cannibals? Tourist lost in the forest... then sea searchers find charred bones

    A round-the-world sailor is feared to have been eaten by cannibals during a visit to a South Sea island.

    Remains found in the embers of a camp fire are believed to be those of 40-year-old business adviser Stefan Ramin.

    He apparently arranged to go on a traditional goat hunt in the forest after dropping anchor at Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia

    His girlfriend Heike Dorsch, 37, says she saw him depart with a local guide, named as Henri Haiti. Only the guide returned, she says, and he told her: ‘There’s been an accident. He needs help.’

    Before she could rush into the forest, however, she claims Haiti chained her to a tree and sexually abused her.

    She managed to escape hours later to alert authorities and they began a seven-day search for Mr Ramin


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t--searchers-charred-bones.html#ixzz1azjLPJRv
     
  3. mysticrose

    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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    deelytful1 *~a mere mortal~*

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    This is why sitting home on my couch, watching TV and playing on the computer is good enough for me! {shiver}
    Poor guy :( Prayers for his family.
     
  5. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    Wow, talking about sensationalism by the media. Cannibals?? Really? Just because he was hacked to pieces and burned does not mean anybody ate him. The article title even says "cannibals", but there is only one person named as a suspect.

    On the other hand, Stefan Ramin's pictures remind me sooo much of a man I fell in love with when we I was in my early 30's. He was also a world traveler much like Stefan. We traveled to Brazil together, he broke my heart. It's still a bittersweet memory, close to 20 years later.
     
  7. sherbetjello

    sherbetjello Where is Kyron?

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    Truly bizarre, and sad... and far too scary to open any links contained in this thread.
     
  8. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    What the heck?
     
  9. BuzzieCat

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    Hinky IMO.
     
  10. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    That's what I thought.
     
  11. Boytwnmom

    Boytwnmom Verified Attorney

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    reputed to still engage in cannabalism are the Korowai in Indonesian New Guinea. After a recent conversation I read a 2006 Smithsonian article about them. Even they don't indiscriminately kill and eat-they only kill those who they believe are infected by withcraft, usually based on people around them dying and this is always within their own tribe. There was no indication they attacked and cannibalized visitors so this seems like a tall tale to cover a less obscure crime.

    For anyone who is interested in this topic of which I certainly knew nothing, here's a linky

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/cannibals.html?c=y&page=1





     
  12. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Feature article from February 2014:

    http://www.gq.com/story/arihano-haiti-stefan-ramin-murder-french-polynesia

    From May 2014:

    http://www.news.com.au/world/polyne...ist-stefan-ramin/story-fndir2ev-1226921543698

     

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