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


Events for February
M T W T F S S
26 27 28 29 30 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 1
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

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

Latest News

 

Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.

Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.

Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.

First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.

Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.

Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

 


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