Friday, November 20, 2009

Murder Victims' Fat Used in Cosmetics (Peru)

New York Times
20 November 2009

Peru’s Police Say Gang Drained Victims’ Fat

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A gang in the remote Peruvian jungle has been killing people for their fat, the police said Thursday, accusing the gang’s members of draining fat from bodies and selling it on the black market for use in cosmetics.

Medical experts expressed skepticism, however, that a major market for fat might exist. [...]
20 November 2009
Gang accused of killing to sell human fat
Daily Telegraph [UK]
20 November 2009
Peruvian gang killed victims for their body fat, police