Dr. Thomas Schäfer, the finance minister of Hesse, was found dead.
- The finance minister of Hesse has died
- Thomas Schäfer was found dead
- The police investigated all day
As the Wiesbaden public prosecutor and the West Hesse police headquarters report, the Finance Minister of Hesse Dr. Thomas Schäfer found dead.
Thomas Schäfer the finance minister of Hessen was found dead
At 10.20 a.m. on Saturday (28.03.2020), a lifeless person was reported to the rescue center on the ICE railway line near Hochheim (Hessen). The forces found the body of a man. In the further course of the investigation, police officers from the West Hesse Presidium were now able to determine that it was 54-year-old Hessian Finance Minister Dr. Thomas Schäfer acts.
The police carried out extensive investigations over the course of the day and, after interviewing witnesses, the situation at the site, as well as technical and criminal-scientific evaluations and investigations, came to the conclusion that with the suicide of Dr. Shepherd is going out. The investigation was carried out in the course of Saturday until late in the evening by numerous officers from the West Hesse Police Headquarters in cooperation with the Hessian State Criminal Police Office.
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