Man reported missing found dead in own flat eight years later


The skeletal remains of a German man and his dog have been found in his flat in Senden, western Germany, eight years after he was reported missing.

The decomposed body of Heinz H was discovered in his apartment after a fire broke out in his flat. His dog was found lying next to him and it’s believed the dog starved to death after Heinz’s passing.

Residents of the flat were forced to evacuate the building after a fire broke out in the rubbish room in the cellar of the building two weeks ago.

Rescue workers then had to account for the inhabitants in the block of flats. When they broke into Heinz’s apartment they found the skeleton of the 59-year-old man and his dog.

Angelika Havener, who was Heinz’s neighbour and claimed to be good friends with him, revealed that she reported him missing to police but accused them of not following up on her suspicions and not checking up on him in his flat.

But another neighbour reportedly told the police that Heinz was with a friend in Münster, and the case was shelved.

“He was a nice guy, a bit of a loner . . . He told me he left his job as a baker as he had an allergy to flour dust,” she Angelika.

“He didn’t deserve to die the way he did.”

His body is being examined and police are investigating the case.


Sources: Magazine Features

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