Close banner

Support Outside Online

Love Outside?

Help fund our award-winning journalism with a contribution today.

Contribute to Outside

Sailor Feared Eaten on Polynesian Island

Man's charred bones found in campfire

A German yachstman who disappeared on the Polynesian island of Nuku Hiva may have been eaten by a cannibal, authorities say. Stefan Ramin, 40, disappeared while goat hunting with a local guide, Henri Haiti. Haiti later returned alone, and, after telling Ramin's girlfriend Heike Dorsch that Ramin had had an "accident," tied her to a tree and sexually assaulted her before fleeing. After a week of searching, police found burned human remains in a campfire in the jungle on Saturday, including teeth they believe are Ramin's. Military officials and police are now searching for Haiti.

Read more at The Telegraph

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News