A skeleton has been found on the property of a Potsdam villa. Three landscape gardeners were digging up the garden of Villa Kellermann with a mini-excavator when they came across a lower leg bone and a skull at a depth of 30 centimeters. In the villa, moderator Günther Jauch opened a restaurant in autumn with top chef Tim Raue.
The gardeners alerted the police. Officials of the Kriminaldauerdienstes and the ordnance disposal got to, because with the bones also cartridges were found. According to initial investigations, the dead man is probably a Russian soldier who fell during the Second World War. For that speak the ammunition at the crime scene. Thus, the bones are not a case for the police, but at best for archaeologists.
Bones are to be buried
The fact that the police are called even if the skeleton is decades or centuries old is normal. The officials must first clarify whether it is a possible criminal case. If this is excluded, the bone remains interesting for archaeologists. The branch of modern archeology, which also deals with remnants of the world wars, has grown in recent years.
The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge is now looking after the bones of the Jauch estate. They are to be buried with dignity, the police said.
"One finds again and again bones and ammunition in and around Berlin", said one of the landscape gardeners the "Potsdamer new news". It was not his first bone find. "That's always a bit scary."