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  • A Dead Girl Buried in a Box in the Woods: a Rusty Wire and a Showdown before Midnight
    One of the most perplexing episodes in this investigation centres around an unassuming length of wire. When the crime scene technicians arrived early in the morning after the discovery of Ursula's bicycle, they spotted a wire hanging from a tree. A discussion followed as to whether this could be connected to the crime, and a … Read more
  • A Dead Girl Buried in a Box in the Woods: More than One Abductor
    The crime scene of the Ursula Herrmann abduction is unique in a number of ways, and strongly suggests that more than one person was involved. The path leading through the Weingarten forest along the Ammersee shore was frequently used by cyclists or pedestrians, as it was the fastest connection between the villages of Eching and … Read more
  • A Dead Girl Buried in a Box in the Woods: a DNA Match
    This is part three of a five part investigative series on Bavaria, transnational organized crime, and the Ursula Herrmann case. When DNA analysis became widely available, Ursula's case was reopened, like many other cold cases, in the hope that these newly developed investigative techniques could produce fresh leads. The items secured from the crime scene were tested, … Read more
  • A Dead Girl Buried in a Box in the Woods: Crowdsourcing the Ursula Herrmann Cold Case
    We call for help to crowdsource a number of unresolved matters surrounding this case. Any additional information on the background of the abductors would help us to refine their profile.
  • A Dead Girl Buried in a Box in the Woods: the Ursula Herrmann Cold Case
    On the 15th of September 1981 at 19:25, Ursula Herrmann, a ten year old girl from the Southern Bavarian Ammersee area, was cycling home from the end of an exciting day. She had just started secondary school in Landsberg, some 20km from home. This would be her first and last day at her new school.
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