Case 124


*** Content Warning: child victims, incest, sexual assault ***

The small rural property of Hinterkaifeck lay approximately 70 kilometres north of the German city of Munich. Members of the Gruber-Gabriel family could usually be seen milling about, but in early April 1922, locals noticed that the Hinterkaifeck farmhouse was unusually void of activity. 

Concerned for the family’s welfare, their 48-year-old neighbour Lorenz Schlittenbauer sent his two young sons to check if anyone was home. They found the entire farmhouse locked, with no lights on inside. All was silent, except for the cattle’s loud, frantic-sounding mooing.



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The murder of Hinterkaifeck – Augsburger Zeitung, April 8 1922

The murder of Hinterkaifeck – Münchner Zeitung, April 10 1922

The sixfold robbery in Hinterkaifeck – Münchner Zeitung, August 5 1922

Godless murderer’s hand fell victim – Neue Augsburger Zeitung, July 9 1932

Secret to a seventh corpse – Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 17 2010

Hinterkaifeck memorial – Atlas Obscura

The chilling story of the Hinterkaifeck killings, Germany’s most famous unsolved crime – Mental Floss, August 31 2017

The Mysterious Murders of Hinterkaifeck – Bedtime Stories, July 2018

With the profiler in Hinterkaifeck – Mittelbayerische, October 19 2016

The legacy of the commissioner – Donaukurier, October 26 2018



Hinterfaikeck murders – Wikipedia

Das Hinterkaifeck-Wiki – (this is where all official statements, documents and records come from)



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