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New suspect emerges in slaying of German banker's wife

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/04/2017
The photofit picture released by the police Ulm, southern Germany, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 shows a suspect in the murder on Maria Boergerl who was found dead in 2010. (Police Ulm via AP) © The Associated Press The photofit picture released by the police Ulm, southern Germany, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 shows a suspect in the murder on Maria Boergerl who was found dead in 2010. (Police Ulm via AP)

BERLIN — Nearly seven years after the kidnapping and slaying of a German banker's wife, police have released a photo of a suspect who has come to light.

Maria Boegerl was kidnapped from her home in the southern town of Heidenheim in 2010 and a ransom of 300,000 euros ($320,000) was dropped off where demanded, but never picked up. Her body was found about three weeks later in nearby woods.

Police on Wednesday said a man in the northwestern city of Hagen made drunken boasts last July that were recorded by two witnesses, and led police to believe he was involved.

Unable to find him, they released a photo of the suspect and the audio recording, saying he's a former soldier, about 45, from Ochsenberg, near the scene of the kidnapping.

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