Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A missing person case in Germany might be on the verge of being solved after a bone belonging to a beautiful 19-year-old who went missing 26 years ago was discovered in a forest.
Sonja Engelbrecht disappeared in the southern German city of Munich in Bavaria in 1995, never to be heard from again, until now.
German investigators are said to be carrying out a large-scale operation in a forest in the municipality of Kipfenberg, which is over 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Munich, after the bone was discovered there.
It was identified as a thighbone belonging to the missing 19-year-old student.
According to the police, Engelbrecht’s boyfriend last saw her alive at the Munich tram stop at Stiglmaierplatz.
There was reportedly speculation that she might have been kidnapped and murdered or even sold to human traffickers but her case was never solved.
After the discovery of the bone and it being matched by investigators to the missing student, over 100 police officers searched the forest on Tuesday for other remains belonging to the missing young woman.
Local media reports indicate the search is expected to continue for a number of days. The police have not released any statements regarding her cause of death but it is said that investigators believe she was indeed the victim of a violent crime.
An anonymous spokesperson quoted by German newspaper Spiegel said that the bone might have been found as early as summer 2020, but it was only recently possible to match the bone to the missing student due to the latest advances in DNA technology.
The investigation is ongoing.