The investigation has provided new clues in the case of a German murdered in Australia 15 years agorelaunched. The police had announced a high pay.
15 years after the inexplicable murder of a German tourist in Australia, investigators in the state of New South Wales have received new information. The new findings are now part of the ongoing investigation, a police spokesman in the state said.
Authorities had set aside Australian $ 1 million for evidence of the young Bavarian woman’s death in October. The equivalent of about 600,000 euros should be for information that would allow those responsible for the crime to be arrested and convicted.
Body found next to campsite
Details were initially unknown. There could be new DNA tests and a re-examination of evidence, it said. It’s an “interesting development,” said local crime inspector Grant Erickson of the Northern Star newspaper.
The 25-year-old kindergarten teacher from the Würzburg district was traveling to Australia with her boyfriend on a Working Holiday Visa. In early 2005, two acquaintances from Germany joined them for a few weeks, four of whom had lodged together at a campsite in Lismore in north-east New South Wales. There the young woman suddenly disappeared. A few days later her body was found under palm fronds near the campsite. Investigation revealed that the woman was the victim of a crime.
In addition to the new information in Australia, authorities in Germany announced last week that a person previously classified as a suspect would now be classified as a witness. Researchers in Australia are also following this development. Police in New South Wales are in constant contact with their German colleagues.