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Murderer ‘too stupid’ to be guilty, says ancient history detective

Murderer ‘too stupid’ to be guilty, says ancient history detective
30 Sep
12:23

Just over 37 years ago this month, a 10-year-old girl named Ursula Herrmann left her aunt’s house near Munich to ride home on her red bicycle. She never arrived.

Her disappearance set in motion a horrifying case of kidnapping and murder that, almost four decades later, keeps returning to haunt both Ursula’s surviving family and the authorities who once thought they had cracked it.

The improbable intervention of a London-based academic who specialises in analysing ancient Greek manuscripts has provided a new twist to the chilling saga.

Some have described it as Germany’s equivalent of the mystery of Madeleine McCann, the three-year-old British girl who disappeared from her bed on a family holiday to Portugal in 2007.

While Madeleine’s fate remains unknown, Ursula’s body was…

Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/murderer-too-stupid-to-be-guilty-says-ancient-history-detective-5fd3x97hj

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