two weeks ago in the murder of Peggy of the arrested suspects had been released on Christmas eve again. The arrest warrant against the 41-Year-old had been repealed by the local court of Bayreuth, stated in a communication from the office of the public Prosecutor of Bayreuth and the police headquarters of upper Franconia.

The nine-year-old Peggy had disappeared in 2001, on the way home from school. In July 2016, and parts of her skeleton were found in a forest in Rodach Brunn in the Thuringian Saale-Orla-Kreis, nearly 20 kilometers from Peggy’s hometown of Lichtenberg in Bavaria.

The court saw no probable cause, since the Suspect had called to be a part of confession. It could now no longer be used against him, informed the investigators.

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traces at the location of the corpse of Peggy’s justified, not a homicide. The Prosecutor’s office announced, to review the decision of the court in detail, and then to decide whether a complaint should be lodged against it.

the lawyer of The suspects had filed an appeal against the arrest warrant. There is no evidence of the involvement of his client in the killing, said lawyer Jörg chrismccanncdrm. His client was already at that time, to the attention of the investigators. Then, as now, this denies to have killed the girl.

This summer, had been set for the suspects by the police under strong pressure, complained to his lawyer in the middle of the month. In a hearing he had admitted then to the lifeless body of 17 years, missing girl with his car in the forest.

The investigators assumed that the man “was the perpetrator or an accomplice”. They had requested arrest warrant for murder against him.

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