German police quiz man over homicide of banker’s spouse Bögerl

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Police might have made a breakthrough in a long-running, high-profile homicide case

Police in southern Germany are questioning a person over the 2010 kidnap and homicide of a banker’s spouse – one of many nation’s greatest unsolved crimes.

The 47-year-old man has denied murdering Maria Bögerl, German media report. Her physique was discovered close to her house in Heidenheim in 2010. She had been kidnapped and stabbed to demise.

DNA was collected from the girl’s automotive, and a DNA take a look at will now be carried out.

Her husband – chairman of a neighborhood financial institution – killed himself in 2011.

After the kidnapping in Could 2010 he left €300,000 (£257,000) in ransom cash at an agreed spot by the A7 trunk highway, close to Heidenheim, nevertheless it was by no means collected. Heidenheim lies 86km (53 miles) from the south-western metropolis Stuttgart.

Contact with the kidnapper was misplaced and Maria Bögerl’s physique was found close to a woodland the next month.

Experiences say the suspect had advised two younger males in regards to the homicide final July and so they had recorded the dialog on a cell phone. He was allegedly drunk on the time. The recording was then given to the police.

Based on a German SWR information report, the suspect stated he had accomplished a “psychological defence” course run by a army contractor. No different particulars have emerged about him but.