On Whit Monday, passers-by discover a body in Mörfelden-Walldorf in the Groß-Gerau district. The investigators are assuming a crime.
Update from Friday, June 2, 12:30 p.m.: After the discovery of the remains of a person on Monday evening (May 29) in the Mörfelden-Walldorf area (Groß-Gerau district), the police and the public prosecutor's office have officially confirmed what had previously only been rumored: "The man's remains had been found packed in bags".
What is new about the information is the identity of the deceased: According to this, it is the mortal remains of a 79-year-old Eritrean citizen from Mörfelden-Walldorf. He had been missing since Wednesday (24 May). He hadn't returned from a walk. He was last seen around 19 p.m. on the day of his disappearance. The 79-year-old was about 1.80 meters tall, slim, bald and has a moustache. At the time of his disappearance, he was dressed in jeans, a brown jacket and a woolen hat.
With this photo (pixelated by us), the police had recently searched for the missing 79-year-old from Mörfelden-Walldorf. Now his dismembered remains have been found. © Police
After the discovery of the body in Mörfelden-Walldorf, the police headquarters in southern Hesse had set up the homicide squad "2905". Currently, more than 20 officials are investigating the case.
Homicide squad is looking for witnesses
In connection with the homicide, the investigators of the homicide squad have set up a hotline under the phone number 06151 969-53200. Information in Eritrean can also be received there. In addition, the police and the public prosecutor's office are addressing the public with the following question: Who made suspicious observations in the period between May 24 and June 29, 2023 around Lake Bornbruchsee or in the area of Mörfelden-Walldorf that could be related to the homicide?
Mörfelden-Walldorf: Prosecutor's office expresses itself after body discovery – body parts in garbage bags?
Update from Wednesday, May 31, 10 a.m.: On the question of whether the body found on Whit Monday (May 29) in Mörfelden-Walfdorf in the district of Groß-Gerau was actually dismembered and packed in plastic bags, the responsible public prosecutor's office in Darmstadt does not want to comment "for investigative tactical reasons" for the time being. The investigations are still at an early stage and are ongoing, but one thing is already certain: the initial suspicion of a crime seems to be substantiated.
The body has since been autopsied, but has not yet been identified beyond doubt – this will happen shortly, according to the prosecutor's office. Further information will also be published shortly.
Apparently, body parts were disposed of in garbage bags in Mörfelden. © 5vision.news
Passers-by make terrible find: "Mortal remains of a person" – body parts in garbage bags?
First reported on Tuesday, 30 May: Mörfelden-Walldorf – Terrible find in Mörfelden-Walldorf (Groß-Gerau district): On Monday evening (29 May), passers-by found the "remains of a person", as the South Hesse police announced on Tuesday (30 May). The body parts are said to have been found - the reporters of 5vision.news report - "apparently dismembered in several garbage bags on a dirt road" near the sand-lime brick plant in Mörfelden. Markings of forensics can still be seen on site.
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The press office of the Darmstadt public prosecutor's office was initially unavailable to confirm the reporter's information.
Around 22 p.m., the witnesses alerted the police. "The identity has not yet been determined and, as well as the cause of death, will be clarified in the context of an autopsy," writes the police in a statement. The public prosecutor's office and the police are now investigating on suspicion of homicide. "Further information cannot be given in view of the ongoing investigation," the police said at the end. (CAS, ESA)
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