Gay Man Found Dismembered In Berlin Apartment

Chills are echoing through Berlin’s gay community this week after the body of 37-year-old Carsten Srock, who’d been missing since New Year’s Day, was found in pieces in an apartment in the German capital’s south side Mariendorf neighborhood.

Paramedics made the gruesome discovery on Monday after being called to the scene by the apartment’s owner, identified only as Michael S., who had attempted suicide.

Sections of Srock’s dismembered body, wrapped tightly in plastic, were subsequently found in several locations around the apartment. The head, police horrifically noted, had been partially cooked.

From his hospital bed, the 43-year-old S. admitted to Srock’s murder. Police believe the tragic incident began as an episode of consensual sex between the two.

A resident of Berlin’s hip Kreuzberg neighborhood, Srock (at right) worked at a bank by day, and sometimes picked up shifts behind the counter of the gay Boiler Sauna by night.

It was following just such a shift on New Year’s Day that Srock went missing. After allegedly meeting Michael S. and agreeing to have sex with him, Srock withdrew a substantial amount of cash from a nearby ATM, called his partner to tell him he would not be coming home for the evening, then disappeared. His mobile phone was turned off the next day.

Though there’s no indication that Srock was complicit in his own death, the incident harkens back to the shocking 2001 case of Armin Meiwes, in which the so-called “Rotenburg Cannibal” used the Internet to find a willing victim, who then traveled to Meiwes’s small German village for the sole purpose of being slaughtered and eaten.

Image via missing persons reports

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  • Phantom

    Another Dahmer wannabe.

  • dvlaries

    “These violent delights have violent ends.”
    Shakespeare’s right again.

  • robert

    I pray for his soul.

  • Drew


    Be careful who you hook up or trick with. I’m not saying this guy deserved it or played a part in his own death but what I am saying is that there are some psychos out there.

    I remember this fool I met on a hook up site told me how he was into bondage, we chatted some and it turns out he was into putting people into heavy bondage-think mummification or putting someone’s entire body even their face in duct tape or plaster, while drunk. Just for kicks I asked him for references of people he’d done this with and he flipped out at me. No I was not going to hook up with him at all. I was just testing him to see if he was a flake since he is one and shouldn’t be practicing BDSM/bondage at all.

  • Danny

    That’s why you should always take a picture of any hook-ups and email it to a buddy so there is a trail and your hook-up knows there is a trail.

  • Sebizzar

    Omfg >_< More disturbing stories just to further worsen my paranoia about meeting people. Especially other guys. I already don't have a social life, it's hard to not worry about these things when it can happen to anyone. But anyway, poor guy :( It's a scary world.

  • Eric in Chicago

    He withdrew a substantial amount of money = Drugs.

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