What does Christian Brückner (44) know about the murder of Carola Titze (16)?
Another unsolved murder case is being investigated against the man who is said to have kidnapped and killed little Madeleine McCann (then 3) in 2007.
It’s about Carola Titze (16) from Vechta (Lower Saxony), who did not return from a walk on the beach in 1996 while on vacation in the Belgian seaside resort of De Haan. Six days later, soldiers found her body in the dunes. The girl had been raped and murdered. It was investigated for 20 years – with no result. In 2016, the authorities closed the investigation.
Now the files were opened again. In the focus of the Belgian police: Christian Brückner!
The Braunschweig public prosecutor, which is investigating Brückner in the Maddie case, confirmed to BILD that the Belgian authorities asked for information in the Carola Titze case. This was made available to the colleagues.
In addition to the Maddie case, Brückner is investigated in at least four other criminal offenses: the murder of Carola Titze, the rape of the Irish woman Hazel B. (then 20) in Praia da Rocha in 2004 and in two cases of sexual harassment of children in Portugal in 2010 and 2017 .
Carola Titze disappeared on July 5, 1996. Witnesses then reported from a 17 to 19-year-old man with an East German accent, with whom the young German is said to have talked in a disco the evening before her disappearance – about six feet tall, slim, with brown hair and a goatee.
A phantom was made, but the man was never found.
Christian Brückner, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for rape and is currently in the Oldenburg prison, denies the murder of Maddie. In contrast to the case of the little English woman, of whom there is still no trace to this day, in the case of Carola Titze there is said to be a DNA profile of the perpetrator.
Star lawyer Friedrich Fülscher (37), who defends Christian Brückner: “Since, as far as I know, DNA was found on the corpse in the Titze case, I assume that my client can be excluded quickly or it has already been excluded.”