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    Germany - Madeleine W, 23, found in shallow grave, Essen, 18 Feb 2014

    A missing 23 year-old German woman 'Madelaine W', who filed a complaint of sexual abuse against her stepfather a year ago, has been found buried under a concrete terrace in the family's allotment garden in Essen, Germany. She was bound, gagged and police don't yet know if she was alive when she was thrown into the pit.

    The stepfather is alleged to be the father of the woman's now two year-old child. The 21 year-old half-brother of Madelaine is also in custody. Madelaine had been missing for only a week, but had been waiting for a year for prosecutors to decide if her allegations of sexual abuse by her stepfather were credible. They have made no comment on why they took so long, but they seem to have mentioned she should have gone to a safe shelter, if the translation's correct?

    The family members immediately fell under suspicion because of their deception and alibis not checking out.

    http://translate.google.co.uk/transl...fari%26hl%3Den

    http://translate.google.co.uk/transl...fari%26hl%3Den

    Sorry, couldn't translate the newest article yet so it's in original German
    http://www.bild.de/regional/dresden/...2126.bild.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    A missing 23 year-old German woman 'Madelaine W', who filed a complaint of sexual abuse against her stepfather a year ago, has been found buried under a concrete terrace in the family's allotment garden in Essen, Germany. She was bound, gagged and police don't yet know if she was alive when she was thrown into the pit.

    The stepfather is alleged to be the father of the woman's now two year-old child. The 21 year-old half-brother of Madelaine is also in custody. Madelaine had been missing for only a week, but had been waiting for a year for prosecutors to decide if her allegations of sexual abuse by her stepfather were credible. They have made no comment on why they took so long, but they seem to have mentioned she should have gone to a safe shelter, if the translation's correct?

    The family members immediately fell under suspicion because of their deception and alibis not checking out.

    http://translate.google.co.uk/transl...fari%26hl%3Den

    http://translate.google.co.uk/transl...fari%26hl%3Den

    Sorry, couldn't translate the newest article yet so it's in original German
    http://www.bild.de/regional/dresden/...2126.bild.html
    My German is pretty rusty and rudimentary, but i think one sentence in the article which is still in German suggests that she took her baby and fled to a women's shelter for a short period. It does not explain why she may have started to live back with the family again, but does quote a neighbour who says something about the stepfather having a really strong controlling hold over her.

    If you think that she lived in the house with him from being little more than a baby herself, depending on how much of a control freak he was, he had ample opportunity to completely dominate and crush her spirit.

    How tragic.
    Last edited by Lyra500; 02-22-2014 at 07:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyra500 View Post
    My German is pretty rusty and rudimentary, but i think one sentence in the article which is still in German suggests that she took her baby and fled to a women's shelter for a short period. It does not explain why she may have started to live back with the family again, but does quote a neighbour who says something about the stepfather having a really strong controlling hold over her.

    If you think that she lived in the house with him from being little more than a baby herslef, depending on how much of a control freak he was, he had ample opportunity to completely dominate and crush her spirit.

    How tragic.
    Acc to the bild.de article Zwiebel linked above, she did. It says the stepfather came to Sachsen in 1991 where he met Madeleine's mother who had just given birth to Madeleine. In 1992 half brother Daniel was born. In 1994 they (mother and stepfather) married.

    Before coming to Germany he had been in jail for a bank robbery in Austria What a piece of work.

    Neighbors are said to have witnessed the stepfather from early on to be very controlling of little Madeleine.

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    Rest in peace, darling Madeleine. I'm sorry for the pain you had to face in your short years of life.

    Justice will be served.
    Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
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    This is a terrible case. Rest In Peace Madeline.
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    From February 2015:

    http://www.thelocal.at/20150209/aust...der-in-germany

    A jury in Essen found GŁnther O. guilty of first degree murder, meaning he will not be eligible for release for at least 15 years...

    GŁnther O. used his son Daniel (22) to help lure Madeleine to his allotment. There he hit her on the head, choked her to death and then covered her body in concrete and buried it...

    His son, Daniel, was sentenced to four years in prison as an accessory to murder.



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