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Hundreds of leads in Passau police chief stabbing case

DDP/The Local · 7 Dec 2009, 12:11

Published: 07 Dec 2009 12:11 GMT+01:00

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Ten investigators are still working to solve the crime, having reviewed some 3,000 clues and interviewed 2,100 people. But they have yet to discover who the perpetrator of the December 13, 2008 crime may have been.

According to investigators they have looked through “everything conceivable” to clarify the mysterious case.

Mannichl, known to be tough on far-right extremists in his city, was hospitalised until just before Christmas last year with critical injuries after he said he was stabbed on his front porch by a skinhead. He said that the man said something along the lines of, “Greetings from the national resistance,” and then, "You leftist pig cop, you won't trample on the graves of our comrades anymore," before stabbing Mannichl in the stomach with a 12-centimetre knife.

Media reports have speculated that police had found discrepancies in the 52-year-old’s claim, reporting that leads pointed to a domestic dispute instead. But on Monday investigators said there were no clues to suggest the perpetrator was from his personal life or planned by an organisation.

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Officers are offering a €20,000 reward for leads to their suspect, described as a 25 to 30-year-old suspect about 1.9 metres tall with a muscular build. He is believed to have a snake tattoo on his neck.

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18:19 December 7, 2009 by pepsionice
Most of the detectives around the town openly laugh over this case. The guy was stabbed either by his wife or a girlfriend.....not a Nazi. What the story doesn't point out....the cops check every single database in Austria and Germany.....for a Nazi member with a snake tatto on the neck. NOT a single guy showed up in the database.

At some point, cops in Passau were told to shut up and not discuss the case.....primarily because of the cake-knife jokes they were discussing with the media. Adding to this....is the fact that people came and suggested themselves as the Nazi character involved and that they had a cake-knife. The cops don't even take it serious anymore. The chief of police needs to retire and just let the case go.
03:24 December 8, 2009 by Davey-jo
430 leads! He must have been popular!
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