International This One’s For the Ladies
posted by November 10 at 15:00 PMon
There’s an interesting article here about a long, seemingly endless hunt for a female serial killer in Germany. Here’s the lede:
[The town of] Bad Kreuznach finds itself at the centre of one of the most bizarre, high-profile murder mysteries in the country’s history - the search for an apparent serial killer whom police and prosecutors call, simply, ‘The Woman Without a Face’. They have no fingerprints to go on. No witnesses. No description. What they do have is a trail of DNA, now stretching back 15 years and across three countries - as well as a grisly new reason to put a face to her double helix. A case that had for years been gnawingly disturbing, yet still fairly obscure, has leapt on to the front pages of German newspapers. For it appears now that the mystery woman may not only be a killer, but a cop-killer.
There will be a fascinating true crime book written on this one day.