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'Body in a box' woman died natural death

The Local · 21 Jul 2012, 13:29

Published: 21 Jul 2012 13:29 GMT+02:00

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“We’re still a bit in the dark,” said a police spokesman on Saturday.

The as yet unidentified body was discovered by a park maintenance team near a primary school in the Linden district of Hannover, when they spotted a long cardboard box in the bushes.

When they undid the masking tape sealing the box they found the body of a young woman - police estimate her age at 20 to 25 years old.

Initially, police were treating the case as murder, the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote on Friday, but a post-mortem found she died of natural causes. A police spokesman told the paper they no longer believe she was the victim of a crime.

Police believe the body was not lying there long, but how it got there or why it was hidden in a box remains a mystery. Local residents are now being questioned.

Investigators currently have no leads, even about her identity. The woman was tall, very slim, with shoulder length, sandy blond hair and was found wearing nothing but a t-shirt and a pair of socks.

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14:15 July 21, 2012 by Russell E. Willis
Hebrews 9:27 ( KJV; 1611 EDITION ) reads as follows:

"And as it is appointed vnto men once to die, but after this the Iudgement."

As with all of us, the young woman who was found dead will be judged by Christ ( see 2 Corinthians 5:10, for example ) based on how she lived her life.

Sincerely in Christ,

Russell E. Willis

P.S. - Please read Proverbs 23:23.
14:33 July 21, 2012 by lucksi
Dying of natural causes at 20 to 25?

Hypothermia due to this fine summer?
14:39 July 21, 2012 by realist1961
nothing but a t-shirt and socks..... I'm no Sherlock Holmes, but I would start looking for her lover.
20:26 July 21, 2012 by Englishted
@Russell E. Willis

Go back to sleep and save us the propaganda it is not even Sunday .
20:37 July 21, 2012 by puisoh
@ realist1961 .. how do you find one's lover when you don't even know the identity of the dead?? You are truly no Sherlock Holmes, proven.

@ Englishted -- LIKE!! Das Wort zum Sonntag is for Sunday Mr HOly Willis,
08:36 July 22, 2012 by realist1961
i'm sorry puisoh... i didn't know i needed to spell that out for everyone... yes, once her identity is known.
09:09 July 22, 2012 by wood artist
@Russell E. Willis

Maybe after Christ is done judging her he could let us know who she was...so, well the next of kin could be notified and stuff like that. Since you seem to have pretty good connections, can you give the police a number to call to talk to him? That would be more helpful than telling us what the process is, that, of course, no one living has ever observed firsthand.

10:18 July 22, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Family couldn't afford to bury her maybe?
11:35 July 22, 2012 by Kennneth Ingle
I agree with - Berlin fuer alles - with the price of funerals in Germany it could possibly just somebody trying to save money.
19:16 July 22, 2012 by Englishted
Worst than that in my town you can't be buried unless you are "in" (taxes etc.) the church ,either sect .So maybe that was the idea ?.
12:11 July 23, 2012 by Jesspatriat
My theory: in Berlin, lots of people live in squats. If this girl really died of natural causes, maybe one morning her friends or lover or whatever woke up to find her dead.

Normally in a situation like this you'd call the police or an ambulance or something, but if you're living somewhere illegally, you're not exactly going to want to do that... They didn't want to just leave her there, so they put her in a park and hoped she'd be found soon.

*waits too smugly for theory to be confirmed*
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