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Old 05-14-2017, 03:08 AM
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Just come across this incredibly mysterious case for the first time: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39369429

Seems like a real cloak and dagger murder mystery, straight out of the cold war.
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It is very interesting. Although unlikely, my pet theory is that it could have been escaped serial killer Sharon Kinne. The time matches up and there is a physical resemblance.
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It is very interesting. Although unlikely, my pet theory is that it could have been escaped serial killer Sharon Kinne. The time matches up and there is a physical resemblance.
Thanks Stan. What do you think to the secret agent theory? Thus, she used several different fake identities as she moved to different hotels-implying she must also have had a number of fake passports as most hotels required a passport for ID- and frequently asked to change room, indicating that she was hiding from someone. Then there's the matter of the suitcase,which not only had labels removed, preventing identification, but also contained a coded message.

The manner of her death is also extremely strange. Although she'd taken a number of sleeping pills, which may indicate suicide, her body was found in a remote location, she may have received a blow to the head, and was probably burnt alive, hardly a preferred option for a suicide.

And then there's the local man, who claimed to have come across the woman, whose face was apparently distorted in fear, a few days before discovery of the body. He also stated that he spoke to a policeman about the sighting, only to be told, "forget her, she was dispatched."
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Yes John, everything is strange about this one. I do think she was murdered and the secret agent theory, although having some shortcomings, is probably the best one we have.
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Very interesting story. Besides the spy theory, she could have been a confidence woman, perhaps running from a former gang. Or perhaps she was fleeing a husband or lover, who eventually caught up with her and killed her.
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Very interesting story. Besides the spy theory, she could have been a confidence woman, perhaps running from a former gang. Or perhaps she was fleeing a husband or lover, who eventually caught up with her and killed her.
In respect of a woman fleeing a lover, would that explain the extreme precautions that were taken to disguise identity? For instance, the numerous false names, false passports, the various wigs found in the luggage, and the labels cut off clothing and a lotion prescription?
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The sleeping pills might indicate a suicide attempt, and you might question how someone could be forced to take a large number of tablets. However, the bruise to the neck might indicate a blow. Moreover, she died as a consequence of being set on fire, which would be a highly unusual, and incredibly painful, way to commit suicide, and presumably unnecessary given the number of pills taken.

And why would someone intent on suicide choose such a remote location and take a packed lunch with them?
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A breakthrough!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39978131
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The sleeping pills might indicate a suicide attempt, and you might question how someone could be forced to take a large number of tablets. However, the bruise to the neck might indicate a blow. Moreover, she died as a consequence of being set on fire, which would be a highly unusual, and incredibly painful, way to commit suicide, and presumably unnecessary given the number of pills taken.

And why would someone intent on suicide choose such a remote location and take a packed lunch with them?
Actually more common that most people think.

Though I do agree not a easant way to go about it.
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