A MISSING farmer may have been eaten by his own pigs following the grisly discovery of human bones on the absent agriculturist’s estate.
According to a report from Polish news outlet Gazeta Wroclawska, detectives fear the man, who was in his 70s, died at some point between New Year and January 8.
Their assumption follows the discovery of several human bones and skull fragments on the farm estate in Lubin, Poland, where his pigs roam freely around.
Lubin District Prosecutor Magdalena Serafin told the news outlet that that man was last seen alive on December 31 at his farm, located some 260 miles west of Warsaw.
Though purely speculative, it is thought that the man suffered a heart attack or fall, leading to his death.
His remains were then consumed by the animals, who would have been left without food as a result of his death.
The farmer was living alone at the time of his disappearance.
His absence was only noted when a neighbour discovered bones while fetching water from a well located near to where the farmer lived.
The bones are now being tested by experts to determine whether or not they belong to the missing agriculturalist.
The story echoes that of another reported in Russia last February where a 56-year-old woman suffered an epileptic seizure on her farm causing her to fall into her pig pen.
According to local media reports [Newstes] the animals “completely ate the woman’s face, shoulders and ears”.
She died of severe blood loss, with her remains only discovered a day later by her husband, who had gone to bed early the previous evening after complaining of feeling unwell.