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German teen Anneli-Marie found dead after kidnappers demanded €1m ransom


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German teen Anneli-Marie found dead after kidnappers demanded €1m ransom

The body of a kidnapped 17-year-old girl, held for a 1.2-million-euro ransom, has been found in eastern Germany.

The girl, identified only Anneli-Marie R, went missing on Thursday whilst walking her dog.

She was the daughter of a wealthly businessman.

Her remains were found on a farm near Leipzig on Monday, police said on Tuesday.

Erich Wenzlick, Dresden’s chief prosecutor, said that police believe “it was a murder to cover up their identities.“ 

The two perpetrators did not wear masks during the kidnapping. They could have been identified by the kidnapped girl.“ 

Anneli-Marie’s parents had told the kidnappers in an open letter that they were willing to pay.

Her screams were the last signs of life her family heard during a call with her abductors on Thursday.

Two male suspects, a 39-year-old and a 61-year-old, have been arrested.

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