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Alleged Slovak cannibal linked to 2 dead bodies

Updated at 2:41 p.m. ET

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's top police officer says information from a computer that belonged to a suspected cannibal has led police to a grave containing the remains of two women.

Jaroslav Spisiak says the women were in a shallow grave found Tuesday in the woods near the eastern town of Kysak.

He says the bodies — likely the remains of two Slovak women — were cut into pieces.

The 43-year-old suspect was critically wounded last Tuesday after a gunbattle with officers during an undercover police operation to apprehend him.

Police believe the man used the Internet to search for a person who wanted to commit suicide and would agree to let him eat the body.

A Swiss citizen initially agreed, but later changed his mind and informed authorities.

An undercover officer who pretended he was the would-be victim was used during the May 10 operation, police said. He arrived at Kysak to meet the suspect, who opened fire seven times, striking one officer.

TA3 television said the suspect, a father of two young daughters, lived in a nearby village of Sokol. Interior Minister Daniel Lipsic said he declined to say where he was from or further details.

Police spokeswoman Denisa Baloghova said Wednesday the suspect was shot several times.

Jaroslava Oravcova, spokeswoman for a university clinic in the second largest city of Kosice, said the suspect underwent a five-hour operation.

Slovak authorities said the suspect agreed on a plan with the would-be victim to intoxicate him and then stab him in the heart with a knife in nearby woods. After that, he wanted to cut the body into pieces and gradually take them to his home to eat them.

Following a search of the suspect's home, Baloghova said the evidence gathered "indicates he wanted to commit the crime."

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