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‘Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier’: The real story behind her disappearance

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The series follows the disappearance of a 40-year-old Meier from her Breitling apartment and it has been 31 years since the case was closed

Over the years Netflix has released some dazzling and creepy documentaries, and the latest in preparation is titled “Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier”. The series follows the mysterious disappearance of a 40-year-old Meier from her Breitling apartment and it has been 31 years since the case was finally closed.

The official synopsis of the series reads: “Birgit Meier is disappearing, but the police have other worries. Only Wolfgang Sielaff – her brother and himself a detective inspector – suspects that she was the victim of a brutal crime. A suspect’s house search brings some gruesome things to light. “According to The Sun, Meier was a photographer and married to Harald, a successful entrepreneur.


When did Birgit Meier disappear?

He was one of the prime suspects before he was disfellowshipped. A lack of evidence and specific clues left the case cold. However, some details have become known during the investigation. Meier had divorced and Harald was supposed to appear on the evening of their disappearance to clarify details about their separation. It was agreed that she would receive a severance payment of DM 500,000 from her husband.

Meier vanished from Lüneburg, Germany on August 14, 1989. The case only saw light after 28 years, when her brother Wolfgang Sielaff, a police officer, began the search on his own. Her remains were discovered in 2017 under the concrete floor of a garage in a house on the outskirts of Lüneburg. Autopsy reports indicated that she was shot, and police chief Robert Kruse stated that the killer was a serial killer whose work “looked beyond Germany”.

Before the discovery, the authorities had the impression that Meier had committed suicide or had been killed by Harald, until the investigation into the gardener Kurt-Werner Wichmann began. Her remains were excavated under the garage of his house. It was reported that she and Wichmann had met at a birthday party weeks before their disappearance, but he was never interviewed.

Although she disappeared in 1989, police found more details and alarming discoveries when they searched his home for weapons, tranquilizers, and a torture room. With the attention to him, the suspect with the green thumb hanged himself in police custody.

The Netflix documentary consists of four episodes and is streamed on Netflix.

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