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    Louise Bell murder: Dieter Pfennig's lawyer puts forward Salt Creek attacker connection
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    BY COURT REPORTER REBECCA OPIE
    UPDATED ABOUT 2 HOURS AGO (as at 14:56 AEST 15 September 2017)

    'The Court of Criminal Appeal has heard claims the man convicted over the Salt Creek backpacker attacks could be connected to the murder of Adelaide schoolgirl Louise Bell in 1983.

    Former school teacher Dieter Pfennig, now aged 69, was charged with Louise's murder in 2013 after advances in DNA technology linked him to the 10-year-old's pyjama top which was found on a neighbour's property.

    On Friday Pfenning's counsel Paul Charman said they wanted access to the DNA profile of Roman Heinze, 61, who was jailed over a brutal attack on two foreign backpackers earlier this year.'

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    “Pfennig lived near the Bell house in the 1980s, but there is evidence that Heinze did as well — just not as close,” he said.

    “One of the unknown contributors in the DNA had Germanic ancestry, and Heinze is of German descent.

    “If one of those unknown people is Heinze, that’s evidence we could lead on an appeal as fresh evidence ... if he is identified, it would have to lead to acquittal for Pfennig.”

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/l...31089aba3d43f8


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    Thank you Bohemian for this interesting news re Dieter Pfennig. Both first and second names are German.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfennig_(surname)

    Pfennig Name Meaning German: variant of Pfenning.
    https://www.ancestry.com.au/name-origin?surname=pfennig

    It emerged during the trial that the 2 girls were the 14th and 15th backpackers that Heinze had targeted via the Gumtree website, and all but one were in their 20s and 30s.

    Active paedophiles (as opposed to men who indulge their fantasies online) usually confine their activities to prepubescent children up to the age of 13, and Louise was 10.

    I'm inclined to the view that Pfennig is guilty, but as he lived near Heinze (who also had Germanic ancestry), it's possible they were known to one another and Heinze assisted him in some way.

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    Just to add to the above, if Pfennig had a German wife, it's possible that he had her DNA or that of his children on his hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeJudi View Post
    Thank you Bohemian for this interesting news re Dieter Pfennig. Both first and second names are German.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfennig_(surname)

    Pfennig Name Meaning German: variant of Pfenning.
    https://www.ancestry.com.au/name-origin?surname=pfennig

    It emerged during the trial that the 2 girls were the 14th and 15th backpackers that Heinze had targeted via the Gumtree website, and all but one were in their 20s and 30s.

    Active paedophiles (as opposed to men who indulge their fantasies online) usually confine their activities to prepubescent children up to the age of 13, and Louise was 10.

    I'm inclined to the view that Pfennig is guilty, but as he lived near Heinze (who also had Germanic ancestry), it's possible they were known to one another and Heinze assisted him in some way.
    My pleasure, Judge Judi. I think your summation is excellent and I agree!
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    SA court lifts suppression orders on women who survived Salt Creek kidnapper Roman Heinze

    THE backpackers who survived cruel Salt Creek kidnapper Roman Heinze have been identified for the first time. Their tell-all stories will follow.


    http://www.news.com.au/national/sout...09e958adeefb11
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    These girls deserve every cent!


    THE backpackers who survived cruel Salt Creek kidnapper Roman Heinze have won the right to tell their stories in lucrative paid TV interviews and show their faces publicly for the first time.

    As revealed by The Advertiser on Monday, German tourist Lena Rabente and her Brazilian travelling partner asked the Supreme Court to lift longstanding suppressions on their identities.
    In a hearing on Tuesday — and over the objections of Heinze — Justice Kelly agreed to lift the orders, paving the way for estimated six-figure exclusive interviews.
    The Advertiser understands 60 Minutes has paid approximately $500,000 to secure their stories.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/sout...09e958adeefb11

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    I agree, I am glad they can make significant money out of telling their story. I imagine they will have a lot of trauma to deal with and if the basics of life can be taken care of a bit, that is one less thing to worry about. "Stay strong" indeed, very brave women.

    Heinze needs to take a seat, preferably in hell.

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    It's believed they want to be identified to be able to participate in paid television interviews, but no details were provided to the court.

    Their application was opposed by counsel for Heinze who said his client was appealing both his conviction and sentence.

    While Justice Kelly revoked a suppression order concealing their identities, an additional statutory provision remains in place protecting the identity of the Brazilian woman. Under South Australian law, her name or image can only be published if she gives permission.

    Here's the courageous German, Lena Rabente.

    German backpacker.jpg

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-g...26-gypbhm.html

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    60 minutes is airing the story of both victims on Sunday night. Both victims are interviewed.


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    60 Minutes Australia: Escape From Salt Creek (2017)
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    Published on Oct 8, 2017

    ’Until February last year few people had ever heard of Salt Creek, a rugged and spectacular piece of coastline 200 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. But then a monster named Roman Heinze lured two 23-year-old overseas backpackers to the isolated beach. To satisfy his wicked fantasies, Heinze kidnapped the unsuspecting women and subjected them to unthinkable terror. The trauma went on for hours, but against the odds, Lena from Germany and her friend from Brazil survived. What happened at Salt Creek has eerie similarities to the Australian horror movie Wolf Creek, only it’s all too real. On 60 MINUTES, Lena and her friend tell Tara Brown their incredible story of escape from Salt Creek, their desperate battle to save themselves and each other, and how they proved courage can conquer evil.’

    Reporter: Tara Brown
    Producers: Stefanie Sgroi, Sean Power, Alice Dalley

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    60 Minutes Australia: Escape From Salt Creek (2017)
    Channel 9
    Published on Oct 8, 2017

    ’Until February last year few people had ever heard of Salt Creek, a rugged and spectacular piece of coastline 200 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. But then a monster named Roman Heinze lured two 23-year-old overseas backpackers to the isolated beach. To satisfy his wicked fantasies, Heinze kidnapped the unsuspecting women and subjected them to unthinkable terror. The trauma went on for hours, but against the odds, Lena from Germany and her friend from Brazil survived. What happened at Salt Creek has eerie similarities to the Australian horror movie Wolf Creek, only it’s all too real. On 60 MINUTES, Lena and her friend tell Tara Brown their incredible story of escape from Salt Creek, their desperate battle to save themselves and each other, and how they proved courage can conquer evil.’

    Reporter: Tara Brown
    Producers: Stefanie Sgroi, Sean Power, Alice Dalley

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    Seriously, what the hell about the mystery blonde backpacker that he was seen with previously but left Salt Creek without??? I hope this is or has been thoroughly investigated by police.

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    Thank you so much for those videos Bohemian. It must have been quite traumatic to re-enact what happened that day. I'm sure it will take a very long time, certainly in the case of Beatrice, before the very worst of the memories start to fade.

    What lovely girls they are. I wish them nothing but happiness.

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    #Adelaide court DISMISSES #SaltCreek kidnapper Roman Heinze's appeal against conviction, sentence. Story soon on @theTiser.

    From the article http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/l...e4990a5fd8bdfb

    “The sentence was long but not excessive, and the judge correctly described Heinze’s offending as primitive,” he said.
    “He acted brutally and was apparently unrestrained by any feeling of empathy for his victims or regard for the most basic norms of human behaviour.

    His defence "In his appeal papers, Heinze argued the Supreme Court was wrong to tell jurors about his pornography collection, claiming it tainted their verdicts."
    "He also claimed he was sentenced too harshly, with too great an emphasis placed on protecting the community — particularly women — from him in the future."

    IMO Women need protection from him.
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