In this episode of British Murders, I go on a European murder tour as aspiring author Christian Raphael tells me the story of the Hinterkaifeck murders.
On March 31, 1922, the six inhabitants of a small farmstead in Bavaria, Germany, were brutally murdered by an unknown assailant.
The victims were 63-year-old Andreas Gruber, his 72-year-old wife Cäzilia Gruber, their 35-year-old daughter Viktoria Gabriel, Viktoria's daughter, 7-year-old Cäzilia, Viktoria's son, 2-year-old Josef, and the family's 44-year-old maid Maria Baumgartner.
Before the murders, the family and their previous maid reported hearing strange sounds from the attic, which led to that maid quitting.
100 years later, the case remains unsolved.
The murders are considered one of German history's most gruesome and puzzling unsolved crimes.
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