The bizarre suspected murder-suicide was revealed by police on Tuesday. An entombed head was found in a bag attached to the man’s hand at the bottom of an Austrian lake. Both the corpse and bag were recovered by divers on Monday.
The woman’s remains had been found a day earlier, floating in a couple of suitcases near the Austrian town of Gmunden. Authorities said the pair were an OAP couple in their 70s.
Police believe that the man first strangled his wife, then beheaded her before concreting her head and using it as a weight to kill himself. Neither the victim or the attacker have been identified.