A 25-year-old French woman who traveled to Morocco to meet a man she had been chatting with online ended up being buried alive in his backyard.
Mina El Houari arrived in Fez on May 19 and checked herself into a hotel before meeting the man, who has not been named, News.com.au reports, citing local newspaper La Provence.
The man told authorities that the date was going fine until El Houari keeled over and collapsed. He claimed he thought she was dead, and proceeded to bury her in his backyard garden.
El Houari was actually a diabetic and had fallen into a coma, the newspaper reported. She slowly suffocated to death.
Police dug up El Houari’s body after receiving a tip from her family, who had filed a missing persons report to Moroccan police.
Authorities charged the man with involuntary manslaughter after he reportedly confessed.