Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for April
M T W T F S S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Drowned body found in Croatia identified as man from Styria

Drowned body found in Croatia identified as man from Styria

A 64-year-old man from Styria (district of Voitsberg) had been missing for two years - but the mystery of what happened to him has now been solved.

A drowned body that was found in Croatia last year has now been identified as the missing Styrian.

On 8 December 2012 the man had not returned home after a night out in pubs.

The man apparently called a taxi in order to go home. The taxi driver, however, would not take him as the man was very drunk and vomiting.

Forced to walk back on his own, the man was last seen close to a bridge over the river Kainach. The police presume that the man must have fallen into the river and had been carried away by the flow.

In autumn last year the Austrian police got a call from the Croatian authorities. A drowned body had been found in the river Mur near the Croatian-Hungarian boarder. The Austrian police transferred a DNA sample, that is, genetic material of the man, to their Croatian colleagues.

Now the man has been identified as the Styrian.

The police can also explain why the corpse had not been found earlier. The body could have got caught at the river banks and was then probably carried further each time there was a flood.

The corpse even passed power plants by the river Mur. When there was a flood, water up to half a metre can slop over the locks of the river. This way, even human bodies can get over the locks without being caught in the power station screens.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
driver  locks  slop  taxi  police  missing  human  Styria  drowned  screens  sample  Austrian  further  water  colleagues  plants  genetic  corpse  Croatia  transferred

Latest News

 

First hybrid buses in Vienna
Wiener Linien is adding it's first hybrid buses to its public transport operation in the next fortnight, in addition to the twelve electric buses introduced into the city centre.

Businesses look to boost trade with Pakistan
Austrian businessmen are increasingly looking to Pakistan as an attractive place to do business, according to an Austrian representative speaking in the Pakistani city of Karachi yesterday.

Playful panda bear cubs at Schoenbrunn Zoo
The latest additions to the panda enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo have been enjoying getting to know their toys.

Michael Glawogger dies whilst filming in Africa
The Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has died whilst filming his latest documentary in Africa. He was 54-years-old.

Deal struck with America Movil over Telekom Austrian ownership
Telecom Austria will receive a 1 billion EUR boost in capital after the Austrian state agreed a deal yesterday with Mexican telecoms company America Movil to combine their shares in a co-ownership agreement.

What is on at Burg Kino this week? (25 April - 1 May)



This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:





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.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

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.


Austrian Zimmers