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The Case of Anja Beggers

Tonight, the murder case of Anja Beggers and the other girls who disappeared in the Cuxhaven area between 1977 and 1987 will appear for the third time on XY Unsolved. (German Police File)

What happened to the girls?

Eduard Zimmermann had already been the subject of three cases in XY -Unsolved in December 1979. Unfortunately, the public broadcaster ZDF considered its own copyrights more important than supporting the search for the perpetrator, so the film clip from the programme at the time was deleted from YouTube.

Bodies or mortal remains were only found in a few cases.

The majority of German citizens who followed the daily events in the 1970s still remember the eerie series, in which a total of 13 girls are presumed to have perished between 1977 and 1987.

According to the authorities, seven of the missing girls in the Cuxhaven-Bremen area have not reappeared until now.

Chronologically, the following girls have disappeared without a trace:

Anja Beggers, (†16), from Midlum, disappeared after visiting a disco in Bremerhaven on 7 October 1977.

Angelika Kielmann disappeared without a trace on 7 June 1978 after a visit to a disco.

Anke Streckenbach († 19) from Cuxhaven. She disappeared on 16 May 1979 after attending a disco.

Andrea Martin, (†19), from Garlstedt, disappeared on 30 November 1980 after a visit to the US barracks.

Christina Bühl (†15), from Heerstedt, disappeared on 14 August 1982 after a visit to a disco.

Ute Flemming (†10) from Osterholz-Scharmbeck disappeared on 3 July 1985 when she wanted to go to her friend's house.

Jutta Schneefuß (†23), who hitchhiked from Loxstedt to Bremerhaven on 13 June 1986, was never seen again. She left behind a daughter.

(Irene Warnke (19 years old, from Ringstedt) Her remains were discovered in the Entengrütze ditch in Bederkesa on 3 September 1986. She had been raped).


There were speculations about a serial killer in the Cuxhaven-Bremen area at that time who had been up to mischief.

A triangle could be drawn on the map by the places where the murders were committed and found, as well as the places of disappearance.

The police cannot confirm the theory, nor do they have any other clues that clarify the facts of the case today.

The case of the then 16-year-old Anja Beggers from Midlum near Cuxhaven has impressed itself on the public consciousness.

On 7 October 1977, the then 14-year-old girl disappeared without a trace after visiting a disco in the "Moustache" in Bremerhaven and has not been found since.

The television programme Aktenzeichen XY of 7 December 1979 revealed that the unknown person had called her mother several times and claimed that Anja was still alive. Once even that she was living in Berlin and had a child, as the gazettes of the day reported.

In March 1978, a strange piece of paper with supposed calls for help from an Anja was discovered by a boy from Lüneburg in a paper towel box at a motorway service station in Hamburg-Stillhorn. This is how the identity card turned up in a Munich sex shop a few years later when a group of teenagers is checked by a saleswoman. Today, Beggers would be 61 years old.

With a typical black and white photo from those days, she was even searched for on the Interpol site. So far, everything has come to nothing.

Likewise, Angelika Kielmann, then 19 years old, from Cuxhaven, was standing at the junction Westerwischweg/ Abendrothstraße after a visit to the Cuxhaven discotheque "Container" 7 June 1978 and has been missing since last seen. Anke Streckenbach, (then 19) had also last been in the same discotheque. Since that day, 15 May 1979, she has disappeared without a trace.

For a long time, it was probably assumed that some of the girls had fallen victim to a murderer who sought his victims in the discotheques in the 1970s.

This is contradicted by the fact that Beggers' identity card turned up again. Also, the girls were thought to be involved in the drug scene at the time because discos were frowned upon. Rumours that Anja Beggers had been in the former Colonia Dignidad in Chile and had fallen into the hands of a cult at that time can neither be verified nor do they seem to be true.

Thus, rumours also arose that Beggers had fallen into the hands of Göhrde's murderer and his suspected accomplice.

This was also true for the other girls who were probably murdered. The only striking thing in these cases was that the series ended suddenly. Because the murderer was in prison, or dead, or had simply turned to a new field? Any questions could not be answered.

At the time, investigations were conducted in all directions, kidnapping by a gang of white slavers was not ruled out, even the Dutch police got involved in the mysterious case. But, to no avail.

If you have any information: Please contact the Cuxhaven police or any local police station.

Cuxhaven CID Address: Werner-Kammann-Straße 8, 27472 Cuxhaven Phone: +49 4721 5730

Last act of material terrorism - Monet painting desecrated


The climate protection activists of the "Last Generation" have splashed a work painted by Claude Monet in Potsdam's Museum Barberini. The painting from the series "Getreideschober" hung in the permanent exhibition of the Museum Barberini from the collection of the founder and multi-billionaire Hasso Plattner. 


This painting was auctioned at Sotheby's in 2019 for around 111 million euros. The pair is suspected of burglary and damage to property. A painting from the series "Les Meules" (Stacks of Grain) was splattered with a viscous substance on Sunday.


It is said to be mashed potatoes. They allegedly poured a liquid over the painting at 3pm and stuck themselves to it. Museum spokeswoman Stranz said the painting still needs to be checked to see if any damage has been done to it. The action was carried out by four people.


A police spokesman said two people had been arrested at the museum. 

A week ago, environmental activists in London threw tomato soup at Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh's painting "Sunflowers." The frame was damaged.


The environmental group immediately had a fitting response, destroy cultural property. 

Who has an interest in sabotaging the Nordstream 1 and 2 pipelines?

Now the Nordstream pipelines are badly damaged and there is talk of sabotage, on all sides.
Of course, Russia has a fundamental interest in sabotaging the West in any way it can. But why the last functioning pipeline?
Can Moscow see in it an opportunity to create even more discord among the population than through the propaganda of an evil campaign?
Or does Moscow intend to distract?
From what?
The bomb with which the actors in the Kremlin are constantly threatening.
Almost daily, the Kremlin regime's claqueurs threatened with the nuclear bomb. At present, sham referendums are being held to annex the territories covered by the war of aggression to the Kremlin regime. Referenda for the artificial veneer of a forced annexation à la Hitler.
But there are other suspects who are likely to profit from the situation if Germany no longer receives gas. Meanwhile, the line itself has been destroyed at the height of Sweden and Denmark, at Bornholm. Even Ria Novosti wrote that people in Moscow are worried. The Americans, foremost because they could sell the gas from their own stock to Germany. Nordstream had been a thorn in the Americans' side for years.
 
Furthermore, the US has the technology to commit such an act—and the divers. The American side can only be happy about the sabotage because it now has one less problem in the Baltic Sea. Even the Kremlin expressed concern, but what does that mean when the boss in the Kremlin sees war crimes as the daily norm? However, the Wagner group is also suspected of being capable of causing such an explosion with the infrastructure of the Russian navy. There are said to be leaks of 190 metres to 1 km, which were photographically documented in the two strings of Nordstream 1 and 2 by Danish fighter pilots.
 
They had probably been able to observe bubbles rising from the air. It is also quite conceivable that Vladimir Putin asked his “political bosom friend” Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus to deploy Belarusian forces.
The Belarusian dictator is not above doing damage and leaving no trace. He knows his fate is too closely linked to that of Vladimir Putin. But: Ukraine is behaving like an angry child in many ways, and there are certainly forces there that want to do everything in their power to prevent Europe from continuing to get gas from Russia.
 
Remember that the Ukrainian navy was able to inflict considerable damage on opposing Russian ships in Crimea, and would certainly be capable of such an act of sabotage. Of course, it is also hardly possible that this considerable destruction to the pipelines could have been carried out without the use of naval divers and submarines.
Moreover, conceivable is revenge for the blocking of Nordstream 1 and 2 or the further escalation in the Baltic Sea. The Swedish Navy's press release clearly states that it was not an earthquake, but explosions, indicating 2.2 on magnitude. It is inconceivable that the Polish or German navy caused this damage. How the pipelines at that depth can be repaired at all is unknown.
It does not help to speculate, but the act is somewhat reminiscent of the raid on the Gleiwitz station that started the Second World War.

The mysterious disappearance of William Bradford Bishop Jr.

William Bradford Bishop Jr. adorned FBI wanted posters for decades and was wanted worldwide. 46 years have passed since those fateful days in March 1976. William Bradford Bishop Jr. must now have reached the age of 86.

 

It's a gripping story, the kind of story fables are made of! Bradford Bishop loved scotch and wine, and he preferred peanuts and spicy food, according to his file with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington.

Over the years, the reputation of the fugitive Bradford Bishop became a legend, much like D.B. Cooper or the Isdal woman. There's even a song about him- "The Ballad of Bradford Bishop" composed by the group Coup de Grass from Charlottesville, Virginia.

Back in 2018, the FBI removed him from the ranks of the ten most wanted. Nothing had become of the case, and the FBI found no resolution. Neither did the local authorities in Maryland.  After all these years, clues are still coming into the FBI's Baltimore office.

The disappearance of the crime suspect is a complete mystery and several authorities over the years have come to believe that they inadvertently enabled Bradford Bishop to escape by issuing legend documents. The FBI is realistic about this case. "Even for seasoned travellers, it can be difficult to maintain a new identity in a foreign country," said Steve Vogt, special agent in charge of the Baltimore division. "If you are a US citizen, it is usually easier to hide in this country," he explained. "Americans overseas tend to stand out."

In the meantime-this was October 2014- police even thought they had found Bradford Bishop with the exhumation of the decomposed remains of one John Doe, a hitchhiker who was killed by a car outside a restaurant in Scottsboro, Alabama in 1981 and buried anonymously in a pauper's grave. But the genetic test came back negative, even though the two men looked alike.

 

In the Washington Post in 2014, the FBI described Bradford Bishop as " ... a seasoned world traveller fluent in five languages - as smart, savvy and able to blend in and build a new life in the United States or abroad."

It is likely that Bradford Bishop lives or lived in Europe. A further possibility is that he returned to California, where he was born.

Bradford Bishop was actually a normal guy who, according to the FBI, was a "hiker and camper who enjoyed canoeing, skiing and motorcycling".

Other sources believe that he went into hiding in the former Yugoslavia during the civil war from 1991 to 1995. However, according to a call from an anonymous tipster, there was also the possibility that Bradford Bishop had been taken to a consulate in New York.  This call was made two years after the actual event.

What had actually happened?

Bradford Bishop was linguistically a highly gifted person who in his younger years had served in the US Army in Germany from 1961 to 1963, then worked for the American State Department. Rumour has is he also worked for the CIA in countries such as Botswana in the Gaborone branch, which was at the time exotic. It is documented that he worked for the army's intelligence service in Italy. According to the FBI's in-depth analysis, there had been a security problem with Bradford Bishop in 1967 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Since his Army days, he had a clearance for top secret matters. But the CIA announced during 1976 that Bradford was too small a fish to have been the target of foreign agents.  He spoke Serbo-Croatian, Italian, French, Spanish and several other languages, which were then very useful to him during his probable escape.

Bradford Bishop is still wanted today for the murders of his wife, mother and children. He probably committed in the between the first and the 2 of March 1976 at their house at 8103 Lilly Stone Drive, Carderock Springs, Bethesda, Maryland.

The victims were Brad, 14; Brenton, 10; and Geoffrey, 5; Bishop's mother Lobelia, 68, and his wife Annette, an ex-cheerleader.

The exact timing of the murders is unclear. Witnesses at the subsequent inquest said they would investigate Bradford Bishop's involvement in intelligence activities in detail.

This is also the story of the famous ballet dancer Jacques d'Amboise, a soloist in George Balanchine's New York City Ballet. D'Amboise wrote in his memoirs that he almost walked into the drama that night in 1976. He and his wife had been invited to see the man he had known and respected for decades: Bradford Bishop.

In all the years before the crime, Bradford Bishop had been in and out of psychiatric therapy for treatment of depression. Otherwise, according to the investigating officers, there was no motive to be found for this grisly act. There was no evidence of infidelity towards his wife, no evidence of financial or professional problems. It became clear how wrong this statement was, when in 2017 the fugitive's daughter, Kathy Gillcrist was identified. She was an adopted child, of which she was aware. But Gillcrist did not know that her biological father- Bradford Bishop- was such a well-known man. Since then, the FBI has also been looking into the years Bradford Bishop was at Yale University, from 1957-1960. Perhaps a motive for the events of 1976 could be found in his years at Yale. He was prone to violent emotional outbursts, irascibility and took strong antidepressants. In 2014, it was revealed that he was bankrupt.

In March 2000 Lorene Klepacki of Asheboro, N.C., paid $38 at a flea market at the Greensboro Coliseum for an old diary. Inside the notebook was written, "Bradford Bishop Diary." A relative read about the Bradford Bishop case on the internet and called the Montgomery County Sheriff's office. The diary, which spanned the six years from October 1965 to October 1971, spoke volumes about Bradford Bishop. The name "Sonny" appeared in the diary and became the subject of much speculation as to whether she might have been the mysterious dark-skinned woman witnesses had seen in connection with the dumping of the bodies.

The trail peters out

Bradford Bishop murdered his family and then drove their dead bodies in a red Chevrolet station wagon to the area of Columbia, North Carolina, about 450 km from the actual crime scene in his native Maryland. He tried to set their corpses on fire in a previously dug hole. This was done with gasoline and other accelerants that Bishop had bought in Montgomery County.

He tried as best he could to cover his tracks. But at this point he was seen by a witness out with his dog and later probably in the company of a dark-skinned woman.

It was not until the 8th of March 1976, more than a week after the suspected crime, that a neighbour who had not seen the family for some time informed the police. One of the officers found blood, human bones, tissue, fibres and hair on the landing between the veranda and the front door, then on the floor and walls of the entrance hall, then all over the house.

The bodies of the family members, already found on the 2d of March 1976, were identified by means of the dental chart. The bodies were "overkilled", as the coroner recalled years later.

The car Bradford Bishop had used was found a few days later in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, near the Great Smokie Mountains, about 640 km from where the family had been found.

A witness testified that the car was parked there between the 5th and 7th of March 1976.A

After that, Bradford Bishop disappeared, with the exception that he was said to have been seen in a good dozen countries in Europe.

Three sightings were particularly interesting because they were apparently people who knew him from before or recognised him, such as a colleague who was with him on a business trip to Ethiopia.

Another witness recognised him in a park in Stockholm twice within a week.  She was absolutely certain, she stated to the FBI, that the man was Bradford Bishop.

She had not contacted the police because she did not know he was wanted for murder in the US. This all took place in July 1978, more than two years after the crime in Maryland.

In January 1979, Bishop was personally approached by a colleague in a public restroom in Sorrento, Italy. It is important to know that the witness, a certain Roy Alwin Harell Jr, knew Bradford Bishop very well and had spoken to him on the afternoon of his disappearance, according to the FBI files.

"Hi, you're Bradford Bishop?" And the man replied in a familiar American accent that he was not, and then fled into a busy city square in a literal downpour. He was poorly dressed, the witness stated.

On the 19th of September 1994, Bishop was standing a few meters away from a former acquaintance of the family, at the railway station in Basel, and she testified that he had got into a vehicle. Where he had travelled to, she could not say.

In 2010, authorities believed Bradford Bishop was living in Switzerland, Italy or a neighbouring state. It even came out that he had been in contact with a murderer at the state prison in Marion, Illinois, before the 1976 crime. Why, it was never clarified. Ken A. Bankston, as the man was called, died of cancer in prison in 1983, and he never revealed the secret of the correspondence.

Sources: 

State Department, USA

FBI

Washington Post

New York Times

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