Saarbrücken (dpa / lrs) - Almost 30 years after a then 27-year-old disappeared without a trace, the trial of his two alleged murderers begins today in the Saarbrücken regional court.

The Germans, who are now 55 and 56 years old, are charged with joint murder.

To date, the victim's body has not appeared.

The police's renewed search in a forest near Wadgassen (Saarlouis district) was also unsuccessful a few days before the start of the trial.

Originally, three men were suspected of having maliciously murdered and buried the man from Völklingen in September 1991.

They are said to have lured him into a forest near Wadgassen because of an alleged drug deal, killed him there and buried him in a prepared pit.

One of the three alleged perpetrators who came into custody in early August 2020 was found dead in his cell on January 5.

The authorities assume a suicide.


According to a court spokeswoman, seven days of hearing are scheduled for the trial until April 15.

At the beginning of the trial this Monday, only the reading of the indictment is planned.

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