Story By: Koen Berghuis, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Cops are trying to solve the mystery of a giant golden statue of Jesus Christ that has been found lying on a park bench.
Picture Credits: CEN
The unusual discovery was made in a park in Goettingen, a university city in the north-western German state of Lower Saxony.
The life-sized Jesus figure was discovered by a woman taking an evening walk in the park.
A picture taken in the park shows the golden statue of Jesus lying on its back on the bench with its handless arms stretched out.
A police spokesperson said: “The finder from Goettingen immediately informed the police. With a patrol car the officers brought the plastic statue carefully to the police station.
“Here, the sculpture was first of all placed in a dry location.”
According to the police, the Jesus statue is about five feet tall and made out of plastic and gypsum.
Due to the missing lower arms and hands the police think the statue of Jesus was violently taken from a crucifix.
Damage marks on the statue’s back point towards the likely notion that it might have been hanging on a crucifix.
The spokesperson said: “The investigations in the case are continuing.
“It is also not excluded that unknown figures could have stolen the Jesus figure somewhere.”
The cops have asked any church or private individual who suddenly notices that Jesus is missing from his cross to contact them in the hope of finding more clues about the mysterious appearance of the statue on the park bench.
The investigation is ongoing.