Case 124

Hinterkaifeck

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Case 124

Hinterkaifeck

At 9:00am on Tuesday April 4, a mechanic arrived for a scheduled appointment to repair a diesel engine. His knocks to the front door went unanswered and there was no smoke coming from the chimney. Thinking the family must have stepped out, he went to inspect the engine room and noticed the lock was broken and easily removable. He carried the engine to the toolshed and spent the next four and a half hours fixing it. 

Afterwards, as he walked across the courtyard, he noticed the previously locked door to the barn was now wide open and the family’s pet—a German spitz watchdog—had been removed from the stables and was now tied up by the front door, snarling. The mechanic assumed someone had since returned home but was confused as to why they hadn’t approached him…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Erin Munro 

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

ARTICLES:

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

 

WEBSITES:

Hinterfaikeck murders – Wikipedia

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

 

 

BOOKS:

 

 

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At 9:00am on Tuesday April 4, a mechanic arrived for a scheduled appointment to repair a diesel engine. His knocks to the front door went unanswered and there was no smoke coming from the chimney. Thinking the family must have stepped out, he went to inspect the engine room and noticed the lock was broken and easily removable. He carried the engine to the toolshed and spent the next four and a half hours fixing it. 

Afterwards, as he walked across the courtyard, he noticed the previously locked door to the barn was now wide open and the family’s pet—a German spitz watchdog—had been removed from the stables and was now tied up by the front door, snarling. The mechanic assumed someone had since returned home but was confused as to why they hadn’t approached him…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Erin Munro 

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

ARTICLES:

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

 

WEBSITES:

Hinterfaikeck murders – Wikipedia

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

 

 

BOOKS:

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

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Away – Get $20 off the suitcase with promo code ‘casefile’

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