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"Really executed" – Face reconstructed – Police roll up murder case from 1992

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Almost 30 years ago, a stranger shot a man several times in the neck: Now the police have been able to reconstruct the victim’s face. Can the spectacular case now be cleared up?

With the help of the victim’s face, the police are hoping to solve an almost 30-year-old murder case. The dead was discovered in 1992 by a farmer on the A52 in Kaarst near Düsseldorf, the police and public prosecutor reported in Düsseldorf on Monday.

The 25 to 35-year-old man was shot several times in the neck. The police said at the time that he was “downright executed”. To date it has not been possible to identify the victim. The murder became a “cold case”.

But now it has been possible to reconstruct the man’s full face. The 1.81 meter tall and 83 kilogram man had short, dark hair and a bald head. At that time, apart from 60 marks in cash, two Spanish coins, a French coin and an opened pack of cigarettes, he had no objects or papers with him.

Presumably he drove towards Mönchengladbach with his future murderer. Apparently the victim and perpetrator had then walked to the edge of the forest, where the stranger had to kneel down until the deadly bullets hit him from behind. At that time, a reward of 3,000 D-Marks was offered for clues about the arrest of the murderer.

The period between November 29 and November 30, 1992 is considered to be the time of the offense. The investigations so far indicate that the victim could have come from the Balkans. As a special physical feature, he had a two centimeter long, transverse scar on the inside of the right wrist.

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