How a half-eaten sausage helped German police crack a nine-year-old burglary case

WION Web Team
Berlin Published: Mar 12, 2021, 12:39 PM(IST)

'Sausage case': German police solve burglary case Photograph:( AFP )

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The German police were alerted by French investigators who found a matching DNA sample from a man involved in an unrelated violent crime in the country.

In a real-life crime thriller, German police reportedly solved a nine-year-old burglary case after solving a DNA match in a half-eaten piece of sausage, linking it to a man in France.

The sausage, popularly known as wurst, apparently belonged to the man who had taken a bite during the burglary incident in March 2012 in Schwelm.

The German police were alerted by French investigators who found a matching DNA sample from a man involved in an unrelated violent crime in the country.

However, in a twist, the German police said the suspect remained free since the statute of limitation on the burglary had expired and the perpetrator was unlikely to be extradited to Germany.

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