Hinterkaifeck Murders

A small farm outside the Ingolstadt in Germany, was the place of mysterious murder. Six months earlier the maid left her position stating that the house was haunted, later the residents heard the footsteps in the attic and few days before the murder there were footprints in the snow leading from the forest to the house.

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Hinterkaifeck was a small secluded farmstead situated between the Bavarian towns of Ingolstadt and Schrobenhausen, in 1922 when mysterious murders took place, it was inhabited by Gruber family: Andreas Gruber (63) Cäzilia Gruber (72) - his wife Viktoria Gabriel (35) - their widowed daughter Cä...

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The murders

Few days before the murder Andreas Gruber told the neighbours about discovering footprints in the snow leading from the edge of the forest to his farm, but none leading back. He also spoke about hearing footsteps in the attic and finding an unfamiliar newspaper on the farm. Furthermore, the house ke...

Hinterkaifeck Murders theories

Hinterkaifeck Murders

Karl Gabriel

During the investigation there was a theory that questioned if Viktoria’s husband Karl actually died during the war in 1914, since his body was never found. If alive he would make a good suspect, but since officially he was killed during the war it is far fetched theory. Facts that are supporti...

Hinterkaifeck Murders

The murderer

There are no hard evidence to point at anyone as a murderer and most probably no such evidence will ever come up, but there are some points that we can assume. - most likely it was a man - it doesn’t seem likely that woman could overpower few residents at the same time, also the weap...

Hinterkaifeck Murders

The murderers

Another theory suggests that there could have been more than one culprit. This theory has some weak points, but is worth considering. Facts that are supporting the theory: - it seems unlikely that one person could lure Andreas, his wife, daughter and granddaughter to the barn and kill...

Hinterkaifeck Murders

The unknown

There are elements of the mystery that could have put some light on the Hinterkaifeck murders and lead to some answers and not another questions, but since the case is long cold and none of the evidence could lead to finding the culprit we can only speculate. Was the pickaxe brought by murderer? ...

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