Wednesday, 23. April 2014
06. 12. 12. - 17:00
By Rachael Williams
Previous suspect in the Julia Kührer murder investigation Michael K has been rearrested in light of new DNA evidence which places him at the scene of the crime.
Julia Kührer went missing at the age of 16 in 2006 and her remains were discovered 5 years later in a cellar in Dietmannsdorf in Lower Austria.
The owner of the property Michael K was arrested following the discovery, but then released after 48 hours due to lack of evidence connecting him to the victim.
Since then investigations in many different directions have turned up little evidence.
On Wednesday evening (5 December 2012) the Federal Criminal Police reported „a connection between Michael K (51) and the victim has been made."
He has been placed at the crime scene after his DNA was found on charred ceiling fragments which had been positioned close to the body.
The DNA was recovered from a piece of dandruff and analysed. The analysis verified that the evidence belonged to Michael K and he was taken in to be investigated that evening.
Speaker for the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Korneuburg Freidrich Köhl answered questions from the Austrian Press Agency about the investigation. The findings of the investigation were finalised last week and the District Attorney will use the new evidence at Michael K’s hearing which will take place on Thursday.
Faymann warns against further Russia sanctions
Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia.
What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (24 April - 30 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 24 April and 30 April:
Gazprom to explore expanding pipeline in Austria
Russia could soon begin constructing their South Stream gas pipeline in Austria after meetings were held this week with Gazprom.
Poacher in Vienna shoots five deer with bow and arrow
A poacher is suspected to have killed five animals in Vienna using a bow and arrow, a hunting weapon that is forbidden throughout Austria.
Czech firm in the proverbial over dung parcel terror alert in Austria
A Czech mail order company that sends elephant poo around the EU could be faced with a hefty bill after a package of dung sparked a terror alert at an Austrian town hall.
Model helicopter chops up owner
Austrian model aircraft enthusiast Uwe E., 50, is in intensive care after he tried to catch his expensive model helicopter when it suddenly dropped out of the sky in the town of Krenglbach in Upper Austria, and he was badly chopped up by the rotor blades.
ORF Watch To Probe State Broadcaster
Nine Austrian journalists, including the author of this article which is one of many published on my Tagebuch (diary), have got together to create a new website www.ORF-Watch.at.
Julius Meinl expands to UK
Austria's prestigious coffee brand Julius Meinl is launching its famous product in the UK, with the hope of challenging the British culture of taking coffee to go.
Indestructible Armoured Police Tank Damaged By Eggs And Tennis Balls
An Austrian manufacturer of a high-tech anti-riot water cannon costing almost 1 million EUR is facing some tough questions after one of the vehicles was badly damaged during a demonstration that involved eggs and tennis balls.
Wiener Linien grinds to a temporary halt Wednesday morning
Vienna's public transport will grind to a halt between 4 am and 6.30am on Wednesday morning as unions hold an emergency meetings to discuss the safety of Wiener Linien staff.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Austrian Teen Girls Become Pin Ups For Syrian Jihad|
|Turtle flies from Vienna to India to try his luck with the ladies|
|Austria Accused Of Ignoring Giant Nazi Swastika|
|Pink Easter bunny helps Vienna art world pay tribute to Dürer|
|Angry business leaders say Austria is too expensive|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.