Promising clues about taxi murders in Hesse
IIn the case of the so-called taxi murders, which took place around Friedberg at the end of the 1980s, the police are now pursuing several new leads. They may lead to the culprit. On Wednesday, the case was reported on the program “Case number XYshown. In the past few weeks, the police and prosecutors had already published an identikit. It shows either the alleged perpetrator or an important witness who can provide information about the case.
As the public prosecutor’s office in Giessen announced, 50 tips were received after the broadcast, some of which were promising. These would now be processed. It is also about specific people who have been named.
Striking parallels found
The Gießen public prosecutor’s office had already announced last week that, together with the Friedberg criminal investigation department, the murders reopened to the two taxi drivers Hans Krug and Christel Rink. Striking parallels were discovered in the process.
According to the hypothesis, on October 30, 1988, the taxi driver Horst Krug was found in his taxi at the parking lot of the USA wave pool in Bad Nauheim with a total of 34 stab wounds while traveling with an unknown passenger. The perpetrator stole a purse with several days’ earnings – and most likely a small firearm of a not widely used Hungarian model known as “Frommer Baby”.
Presumably the same gun was used to shoot at a shop window of a pharmacy in Niddatal-Assenheim on the night of December 6 – possibly in the course of an argument.
Killed with five shots
Apparently the same weapon was used again in mid-1989. In the early morning of May 16, 1989, the then 48-year-old taxi driver Christel Rink from Reichelsheim drove an unknown passenger who allegedly threatened her while driving onto a dirt road in the Florstadt district. She was finally killed there with five shots from a Frommer Baby pistol. The perpetrator also hit her in the head with a cobblestone.
The taxi was later discovered in an industrial area in Frankfurt. Personal belongings of the dead and the murder weapon were finally found by the locker attendant at the frankfurters Head guard in one of the compartments. A man also appeared there on May 20, 1989, who wanted to pick up the objects. However, by the time police arrived, he had fled.
The police take information that, according to the public prosecutor’s office, can also be treated confidentially in justified cases Friedberg under the telephone number 06031 / 601-222, or under the e-mail address [email protected]. Prosecutors have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the perpetrator.