January 8, 2008 / 12:55 PM / 12 years ago

German flushed down toilet in pieces by wife

A cubicle is seen at the Oxford Circus lavatories as they re-open to the public in London, May 20, 2005. A woman in Germany put an end to her troubled marriage by chopping up her husband and flushing parts of him down the toilet, authorities said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

BERLIN (Reuters) - A woman in Germany put an end to her troubled marriage by chopping up her husband and flushing parts of him down the toilet, authorities said on Tuesday.

“‘You won’t find him, I’ve flushed him down the toilet,’ is what she told (her children),” said Andre Hartwich, a spokesman for police in the western city of Duesseldorf.

The children, who reported their father missing before Christmas, told police the marriage was “steeped in hatred” and that the woman had previously attempted to poison her husband. It was not clear exactly how the man died.

The Macedonian-born wife threw the biggest chunks of her husband into a bin, which was later emptied at an incineration plant, police said. Investigators have so far only found traces of the 58-year-old taxi driver’s blood in the toilet.

The woman, 52, fled to Macedonia after the killing. German authorities are now attempting to have her extradited.

Reporting by Sarah Roberts, Editing by Matthew Jones

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