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German house of horror: bodies dissolved in acid

The Local · 20 Mar 2012, 17:38

Published: 20 Mar 2012 17:38 GMT+01:00

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Although the mother and two adult sons have been arrested, the father and adult daughter of the family are on the run – possibly in Venezuela.

In an extraordinary cross-border case, the Dutch authorities have been seeking help from colleagues not only in Germany, but also Belgium, a spokeswoman for Maastricht’s public prosecutor told The Local.

“This is a very unusual case,” she said. “This house of horror was just over the border in Tüddern, Germany – that is where they disposed of the bodies. But at least one was killed in Belgium and the accused family is from Holland.”

The first victim of the family, who she named as 24-year-old Alan Gergeri, said to be from Iraq, was stabbed to death with a knife and an ice pick in 2009.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that Gergeri had raped one of the family’s sons.

Two years later, Mohammed al Jader, another Iraqi, was allegedly shot to death by the family, after De Telegraaf said he tried to blackmail them. He was hit by dozens of bullets, the paper reported.

Although at least one of the killings took place in Belgium, the family took both bodies to their house in Germany where they cut them up and dissolved them in hydrochloric acid, flushing what remained down the toilet.

“We were initially following a missing person report, when al Jader was reported missing by his family,” said the prosecution spokeswoman.

“When his body was discovered, it had been almost totally dissolved in acid; there was hardly anything left of him. We also found remains of the other man – so we accidentally found two murders rather than just the one.”

She said that although international arrest warrants had been issued on the fugitive father and daughter, prosecution proceedings would continue against the rest of the family, with a trial expected to start in May 2013.

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“It is very difficult to gather evidence in this case, it needs complicated forensic research. We are getting a lot from Germany and Belgium.”

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Your comments about this article

18:16 March 20, 2012 by Jibzy
Normally TheLocal mentions the ethnicity and religion of such suspects. How come this news article is missing that?
19:35 March 20, 2012 by BobbyDigital
You missed the part about them being from Holland?
21:04 March 20, 2012 by Ruhetag
HCL, H2SO4, HFL, HNO3 ?? What KIND of Acid? Certainly not Lysergic Acid Diethylamide!
06:17 March 21, 2012 by wood artist

I'm not sure what you're looking for, but the article clearly says "hydrochloric acid" so, I'm just guessing here, that they used...erm...hydrochloric acid. Not to sure exactly the strength, but...well, that's probably close enough for most people.

Sigh, it's that old bugaboo...Reading for Comprehension popping up again.

06:23 March 21, 2012 by cheeba
if it"s not one thing, it's another.
11:59 March 21, 2012 by Jibzy
Bobby: Dutch is not an ethnicity, thats a nationality.

I reiterate my confusion. The Kurdish family of Yazidi faith that moved to Germany and shot their daughter... we all know that much.

But here, it is just Dutch and German.I would like to know their faith and the church they go to so i can be racist against them too.. i just cant keep hating Muslims you know :-)
14:20 March 21, 2012 by asteriks
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15:15 March 21, 2012 by catjones
...which is why I always travel with Tums. You just never know when you'll need it.
22:27 March 21, 2012 by nocebo
No, Jibzy. Dutch is very much an ethnicity, in addition to a nationality.
18:59 March 23, 2012 by McNair Kaserne
Lets see, "victim" #1 rapes one of the family's sons. (Man rape is common in Iraq, a place where I have spent some time recently) Family (dis)solves the problem. "Victim" #2 tries to blackmail them about this and the family (dis)solves that problem too.

While I understand that the family violated the law, the "victims" did wrong and were punished by their actual victims. Not according to the law, but punished nonetheless. These Iraqi's set the train of their own demise in motion by their own actions. Hard to have sympathy here.

Trust me, if there is one thing Europe needs less of it is Muslim immigrants in general and Iraqi's in particular who do not share European values, will not assimilate, and will never be anything but a problem in one fashion or another.
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