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GERMANY PEGGY KNOBLOCH: Missing from Thueringen, Bavaria - 5 May 2001 - Age 9 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Europe: Located/Resolved' started by Lily, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    Remains of missing girl Peggy Knobloch found after 15 years
    Laura Aubusson | July 6, 2016

    The little nine-year-old, known as Germany’s Madeleine McCann, has been found.

    Peggy Knobloch was walking from school on May 5, 2001 in Thueringen, Bavaria when she vanished in broad daylight.

    After her abduction, and despite an extensive police search, her little body had never been found.

    Despite this, one man served time for the blonde nine-year-old’s murder, but was later released after he had his conviction overturned.

    Now, 15 years later, police have recovered the skeletal remains of the girl in woodlands near her home.

    German prosecutors said on Tuesday that DNA tests had shown conclusively that the bones found at the weekend belonged to Peggy.

    The discovery marks a tragic breakthrough in a long unsolved case that has come to haunt Germany.


    “The bones were in the forest for 15 years. Details of the cause of death are not yet available,” Herbert Potzel of the prosecutor’s office said.

    Police reportedly believe she died elsewhere and her killer brought her body to the woods to hide it.

  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Peggy Knobloch: Man admits dumping missing German girl's body

    Peggy Knobloch went missing in 2001 on her way home from school in Bavaria. Her remains were only found in 2016.

    Manuel S denies killing Peggy, telling police he took her body from another man, then buried her in nearby woods.

    He has not been charged so far but is being investigated for murder, prosecutors said Friday.

    One man served jail time for Peggy's murder but was later acquitted in a retrial.

    The latest breakthrough in the case comes a week after police raided Manuel S's home.

    In his confession to police, the 41-year-old said another man directed him to Peggy's lifeless body at a bus stop in her hometown of Lichtenberg.

    After failing to revive her, the then 24-year-old wrapped her in a red blanket and drove her into a nearby forest. A few days later, he burned her satchel and jacket at home.

    Prosecutors told reporters that the suspect had been released, as "there was no immediate suspicion". They confirmed Manuel S had named the other man at the bus stop.

    They declined to reveal further information, including on possible cause of death, saying: "The investigations are progressing."

    German media note that the suspect cannot be charged with anything other than murder, as the statute of limitation for lesser charges has passed.

  3. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Whatsnext and Uno2Much like this.
  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Wow! I'm surprised they know who killed her after all this time.
    Uno2Much likes this.

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