Two men arrested over 1988 murder of German backpacker

2018-05-22 13:09
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Police believe they may have cracked a 30-year-old cold case of the murder of a teenage German backpacker in Northern Ireland.

This comes after the cops arrested two men who are said to have had a hand in the murder of Inga Maria Hauser whose body was dumped in a remote forest in 1988, Mirror said.

She’d last been seen on a ferry from Scotland 14 days earlier.

According to reports, Inga’s death in April 1988 “remains one of the region's most high-profile unsolved murders”.

The BBC said the men, aged 58 and 61, were arrested in Loughguile, County Antrim, on Monday morning.

“Police believe she died shortly after she arrived in Northern Ireland, having been subjected to ‘a vicious and ruthless assault’,” BBC quoted the police.

The cops are still looking for witnesses who may have further information which could help the police to come forward.

The authorities say Inga wasn’t just a backpacker, according to Belfast Telegraph. “She was the child of Josef and Almut Hauser whose lives were devastated by the news that their beautiful and highly talented daughter was found by a sheep farmer in Ballypatrick Forest.”  

Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray told Irish News that the family deserves closure.

“Her father died not knowing who killed his daughter and her mother has been ill for many years,” he added.

Sources: Mirror; BBC; Belfast Telegraph; Irish News

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