Yep it’s true…. much like the way people were killed for thier skin in “Silence Of The Lambs,” these people have been killed for their fat. The fat was said to be used in cosmetics over seas. The mere thought of this is terrifying, both for the people involved and the idea that they are putting human fat in makeup products!
Three suspects have confessed to killing five people for their fat, said Col. Jorge Mejia, chief of Peru’s anti-kidnapping police. He said the suspects, two of whom were arrested carrying bottles of liquid fat, told police it was worth $60,000 a gallon ($15,000 a liter).
Mejia said the suspects told police the fat was sold to intermediaries in Lima, the Peruvian capital. While police suspect the fat was sold to cosmetic companies in Europe, he could not confirm any sales (source).
It’s still unclear why fat would be so valuable in the market since people are willing to have lipo left and right as a quick fix. There seems to be an underlying demand in the black market that people aren’t discussing.