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Double murder suspect found hanged in shed

The Local · 22 Sep 2010, 11:47

Published: 22 Sep 2010 11:47 GMT+02:00

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A body was discovered hanging in a Rosenheim woodshed on Tuesday evening, and investigators are “fairly certain” that it is the 48-year-old suspect in the double murder, a spokesperson said.

A resident alerted police around 6 pm that the smell of decay was emitting from the small building.

Authorities are scheduled to conduct an autopsy on Wednesday to confirm the man’s identity, but matching fingerprints have already convinced officers that the corpse belongs to the suspect they’ve sought for the last three weeks, the spokesperson said.

On August 30 the man’s 37-year-old ex-wife was found bludgeoned to death and his toddler hanged at their home in the city southeast of Munich.

Police initially feared that the suspect had fled with two other children, but they were found safe with relatives.

Daily Bild reported that the ex-husband had been released from prison at the start of this year. His wife divorced him while he was in prison. Since his release, he had harassed and assaulted his ex-wife, the paper said.

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A team of 60 officers has been investigating the double murder, questioning more than 200 people and collecting hundreds of clues. Police also offered a reward of €10,000 for witnesses to step forward in a piece that appeared on the unsolved crime show Aktenzeichen XY...ungelöst.

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13:56 September 22, 2010 by freechoice
German society is breaking down?

God help Germany!!!
14:01 September 22, 2010 by moistvelvet
What he didn't have a gun? Did he find this "woodshed" on Street View? Oh no it isn't out yet, hmm somehow we can make this Google's fault.
15:52 September 22, 2010 by Prufrock2010
A fitting end to a sordid story. Justice is done with no expense to the taxpayer. And the guy won't be out of prison in 6 years to kill someone else.
15:59 September 22, 2010 by The Local Germany

You are correct, thank you for pointing out the error.
17:32 September 22, 2010 by Fumio Hamamoto
A posting from a Japanese in Japan

I can't say anything except that's too bad to children who are left behind.

Now in Japanese news about some matters, as who has concealed death of a parent from a death notification to the city office, the bereaved has been in order to seek to get a pension of who passed away. And they are arrested thanks to money.
20:49 September 22, 2010 by wxman
Oh well, that crime can be put to rest, and at minimal cost to the state.
21:21 September 22, 2010 by Ludwig von America
A team of 60 officers take part in the investigation. Too bad that even one-tenth of that number could have been used to prevent the crime from happening in the first place. The man had been assaulting his wife since his release from prison. I'm sure the authorities knew this but did nothing to stop it because "they don't have the resources". This happens all the time in the USA. The woman goes to police for protection but they say they can't do anything to help. Then, after the murder(s) take place, suddenly they have all kinds of people working on it...and at taxpayer expense anyway!
22:25 September 22, 2010 by Logic Guy
Well, the solution for preventing such violent behavior is actually quite simple. Sure, we can continue to spend millions of dollars on housing unstable people. But if we were to permanantly alter the way they think, with an effective form of psychology, then craziness such as this would vanish from society.

I'm absolutely sure, that the key to a perfect world is to remove anger and other emotions from the equation. Yes, it really is that simple.
04:04 September 24, 2010 by JohnPaul44
Of course, if the woman had shot the man, the liberals would be out in full cry against her for owning a gun to protect herself and her child.

The police cannot legally be blamed for not protecting her. At least in Amerca, the courts have declared that the police are not legally required to actually protect anyone. They simply show up en masse after the fact, draw chalk marks around the dead bodies, and photograph the scene for their scrapbooks!
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