Status: 28.11.2023, 20:30 PM
By: Katarina Amtmann
In January 1986, a 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death in Lower Franconia. The perpetrator has still not been caught. Now the cold case is coming to television.
Veitshöchheim - To this day, the case remains unsolved. More than 37 years after a homicide in Lower Franconia, the investigators are now also relying on the TV show "Aktenzeichen XY... Unsolved". On Wednesday evening, November 29, the case is to be presented on ZDF. This was announced by the Lower Franconia police headquarters on Monday. It is possible that witnesses who can say something about the death of Eveline Höbler (24) in January 1986 remembered through the broadcast.
Young woman killed in 1986: Eveline Höbler case still unsolved 37 years later
The dog of a walker had discovered the young woman on January 24 near a fence of a Bundeswehr barracks on the outskirts of Veitshöchheim in the district of Würzburg. According to earlier police figures, the body had more than 30 stab wounds. A day later, the dead woman was identified as the worker from Veitshöchheim, who, according to the police, had been living "alone, inconspicuous to reserved" since her divorce two years earlier. Both the dead woman's apartment and her workplace, a chocolate factory, were only a few minutes' drive from where they were found.
The evening before the crime, the young woman had taken a bus from Würzburg main station to Veitshöchheim after a visit to the cinema. After she was probably at home first, she is said to have left the apartment again later - but where is not known.
Rudi Cerne murders "Aktenzeichen XY... Unsolved". On Wednesday, a cold case from Bavaria will also be part of the show. © Sina Schuldt/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
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Since the end of 2022, the investigation into the case has been intensified again. Among other things, the police officers evaluate the traces and exhibits from today's perspective. "An existing DNA trace of the possible perpetrator was also evaluated using today's methods," the police said. "A large number of people from the environment of those killed have already been checked and excluded."
For information leading to the capture of the perpetrator, the State Criminal Police Office and the Würzburg Public Prosecutor's Office have offered a reward of 10,000 euros. (kam/dpa)
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