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French Polynesian mayor denies cannibalism claim

Charred human remains and clothes have been discovered on the French Polynesian Island of Nuku Hiva.

Found near a campfire in a remote valley on the island, which is 930 miles (1497 km) from Tahiti, the remains will be tested to see if they belong to German yachtsman Stefan Ramin who went missing in October after reaching the tropical island with his girlfriend Heike Dorsch.

Deborah Kimitete, deputy mayor of Nuku Hiva, told Radio 5 live's Tony Livesey that she was hurt people were claiming it could have been an act of cannibalism.

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