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    Germany - Peggy Knobloch, 9, Bavaria, missing since 2001

    (Peggy doesn't seem to have a thread on WS, hence starting this.)

    Remains of missing nine-year-old girl who vanished in 2001 are found in woodlands near home



    Authorities believe they may recovered the remains of a missing nine-year-old girl dubbed the German 'Madeleine McCann' who has been missing for the past 15 years.

    Peggy Knobloch vanished on her way home from school in Thueringen, Bavaria in 2001.

    After her abduction, and despite a massive police search, there was no sign of her body.

    Despite this, one man served time for the nine-year-old's murder but was later released.

    Bavarian prosecutor Herbert Potzel told the BBC the remains were 'most probably' those of Peggy Knobloch, although this was 'still not 100 per cent certain'.

    A member of the public out looking for mushrooms in the woods outside Thueringen on Satuday discovered the remains and reported them to police.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...near-home.html









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    Quote Originally Posted by MelmothTheLost View Post
    (Peggy doesn't seem to have a thread on WS, hence starting this.)

    Remains of missing nine-year-old girl who vanished in 2001 are found in woodlands near home





    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...near-home.html








    Thanks for creating this thread. I'm glad Peggy has finally been found and can be given a proper funeral her parents must be devastated. Hopefully they will find the perps dna on Peggy's belongings or clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjrichards View Post
    Thanks for creating this thread. I'm glad Peggy has finally been found and can be given a proper funeral her parents must be devastated. Hopefully they will find the perps dna on Peggy's belongings or clothing.
    After I made my original post I started to wonder if I'd jumped the gun in marking it "Found Deceased". It hasn't been confirmed that these are Peggy's remains and it's obviously possible they may not be. Still, I hope they are hers since there seems very little chance of the girl still being alive. As you say, at least it would allow her family to mourn properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelmothTheLost View Post
    After I made my original post I started to wonder if I'd jumped the gun in marking it "Found Deceased". It hasn't been confirmed that these are Peggy's remains and it's obviously possible they may not be. Still, I hope they are hers since there seems very little chance of the girl still being alive. As you say, at least it would allow her family to mourn properly.
    I understand but given the watch Peggy was wearing and her belongings were found beside the remains its pretty much a certainty unfortunately. It was hard reading about Peggy's lasts words to her mother she said "I love you" as she left for school for the last time. This really brought home the devastating loss she must feel.

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    DNA tests confirm the remains are those of Peggy Knobloch.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7123211.html

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    Body of a girl missing for 15 years — who bears striking resemblance to Madeleine McCann — found.
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    July 6, 2016 12:17pm

    'German authorities were initially cautious to confirm that the body parts found over the weekend — just 14 kilometres from her home between Nordhalben and Rodacherbrunn — were those of little Peggy.

    But according to Abendzeitung news, a Gera prosecutor announced that the remains were definitely those of Peggy.

    The body was also found with personal items that matched hers.'

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...c86cf5709e472c

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    Going home to the family that loves you now, Baby Girl.
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    http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/World/2.../22674404.html
    Dead neo-Nazi's DNA found near 9-year-old girl's remains

    BERLIN — German authorities say DNA recovered from the site where a child’s remains were found has been linked to a dead neo-Nazi suspected in a string of killings.
    Nine-year-old Peggy Knobloch disappeared in 2001. Her remains were discovered in July 2016 in central Germany’s Thuringia state.
    Police and prosecutors in neighbouring Upper Franconia said Thursday that genetic material recovered from the site had been connected to Uwe Boehnhardt.
    Boehnhardt died in November 2011 following a botched robbery with another suspected member of the far-right National Socialist Underground.
    Authorities said they are determining how Boehnhardt’s DNA came to be at the site.

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    http://www.euronews.com/2016/10/14/g...girl-s-remains
    The discovery of DNA belonging to Uwe Bohnhardt on the girl’s body marks a dramatic breakthrough in the long unsolved case.

    It also possibly connects Bohnhardt, and gang-mate Uwe Mundlos, to the girl’s disappearance. They committed suicide in 2011 after police stumbled upon the three-member cell by chance.
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    "Germany's 'Nazi bride' Beate Zschäpe has told judges she wants to testify about the brutal death of a nine-year-old girl thought to have been murdered by one of her lovers.

    Two of the greatest crime dramas in German history converged in spectacular fashion recently when the DNA of neo-Nazi mass murderer Uwe Bönhardt was found on the corpse of the country's most famous missing girl."

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4RLLgoXrY


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    Zschäpe, Uwe Boehnhardt and Uwe Mundlos (left to right) are shown in pictures published in 1998, when they had already become fugitives

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    Peggy Knobloch


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4RLLgoXrY

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    A mentally backward man named Ulvi Kulac was found guilty of Peggy's murder and sentenced to life imprisonment in the city of Hof in 2004.

    His conviction was declared unsound nine years later and he was freed in 2014....

    Bönhardt and his sidekick Uwe Mundlos committed suicide in 2011 when they botched a bank raid aimed at financing their National Socialist Underground cell, which was dedicated to driving immigrants out of Germany.

    Zschäpe, 41, the sole surviving member of the NSU gang, is on trial for her role in the murders of ten immigrant businessmen and a policewoman, which took place over a decade.
    The trio believed if they killed enough immigrants, thousands of others in Germany would fear for their lives and head back to their countries of origin...

    In the ruins of their hideout police also found a board game they invented called Pogromoly - an amalgam of pogrom and Monopoly - in which the winner was the player who herded the biggest number of Jews into gas chambers.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4RLLgoXrY

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    Boehnhardt was a member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) cell that killed eight Greeks, one Turk and a German policewoman...

    The surviving member of the cell, Beate Zschaepe, is currently on trial for her alleged role in the killing of 10 people.

    She has told a German court she no longer believes in the group's ideology and claims she wants to testify about the death of a girl.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...mccann-9354067

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    German authorities have been widely criticised for their failure to stop the group, which killed 10 people, robbed 14 banks and planted two nail bombs over 13 years.

    On Tuesday, the Hessen branch of the domestic intelligence service, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, or BfV, admitted one of its agents had been present in April 2006 when two members of the NSU shot dead a 21-year-old Turk in an internet cafe.

    It has now emerged the agent, who was transferred to less sensitive work following an investigation, openly held rightwing views and was known in the village where he grew up as "Little Adolf".

    When police raided his flat following the murder, they found a cache of guns, for which he had a legitimate licence, and extracts from Mein Kampf, according to Der Spiegel. There were unconfirmed reports the man was present at three or more other neo-Nazi murder scenes.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...?newsfeed=true

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    The trio had made a DVD in which they boasted of the killings and said they had acted to serve the German nation and its people, describing themselves as the National Socialist Underground - echoing the national socialism (Nazism) of Hitler's Germany.
    The story of the killers has dominated headlines in Germany for months now and given rise to one of the biggest scandals in post-war Germany.
    It turns out intelligence agencies had had the group under surveillance for years, and even found a bomb-making factory in their garage back in 1998.
    So why were the trio not stopped earlier? Why were they allowed to disappear and then stay underground? And why was it that security services blamed the murders on the Turkish mafia at the time?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17514394

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