After the call for witnesses in the more than 30-year-old “cold case” Klaus Berninger, the police in Lower Franconia received around 20 tips. These are now being evaluated, but not much can be said about the content, said a police spokesman on Monday. The 16-year-old baker’s apprentice disappeared in December 1990 and was found dead. The police believe he was killed.
Last week, the police launched a new public call for witnesses to come forward. Next Wednesday, the investigators want to question the residents of the town in the district of Miltenberg on the Hessian border in an eight-hour campaign. At the crime scene and around town, police also put up posters with the question “Who is my killer” and a photo of the boy.
According to the police, the teenager lived with his parents and his two sisters in Wörth. He trained as a baker in his parents’ business. He was last seen outside a pub in the city around 6pm on December 20, 1990. In the evening, the 16-year-old did not return home. The police searched in vain for the boy. On the morning of December 23, 1990, two walkers found his body in a forest near Wörth.