The case number ‘091101’ stands for the year 1909, in the German calendar. This is the code that has been issued to unsolved homicides since 1873 and was designed to help law enforcement agencies find patterns or leads quickly. Nowadays, police detectives and forensic scientists around the world use this number to identify cases as well as increase public awareness. Just recently a new case was identified under the heading of ‘091101’. The details are still sketchy at best but there are some interesting theories being passed around online about what could have happened in those first few days of spring back in 1909. Let’s take a look into what we know so far…
What Happened In 1909?
The case number ‘091101’ stands for the year 1909, in the German calendar. This is the code that has been issued to unsolved homicides since 1873 and was designed to help law enforcement agencies find patterns or leads quickly. Nowadays, police detectives and forensic scientists around the world use this number to identify cases as well as increase public awareness. The case in question takes place in the German city of Wiesbaden in the spring of 1909. In an apartment on the city’s Peter Street, a young couple living there were found murdered on March 31st. The two people are named as Marie and Julius Weil. The young woman is many years younger than her partner but they were still apparently in love and had recently rented the apartment together. The pair had lived there for a few months but it is currently unclear what set them apart from the majority of renters in Wiesbaden. It is believed that the couple was not new to the city and may have been displaced residents hoping to find a new home. Regardless, it seems that no one heard the young couple’s cries for help or saw anything suspicious just before their deaths
The People Involved In The Case
The investigation in Wiesbaden was led by the local police force but involved the assistance of the local forensic science service. The case was also reported to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Wiesbaden. The authorities released a few details about the victims but most of the information came from the couple’s neighbours who had known them for some time. The couple’s names were Marie and Julius Weil. They were both in their late 20s and were apparently in love. Marie was a native of the south-eastern German state of Hesse while Julius was from Wiesbaden. Marie had two sisters while Julius had no known relatives. The couple was renting an apartment at the time of their deaths. The address was Peter Street 5/6.
The police report on the Wiesbaden case noted that there was no sign of a break-in at the couple’s home. The neighbours also reported that the couple was not known to have any enemies and there was no indication that anything in particular may have happened to cause their deaths. A neighbour of the couple was the last to see them alive. They told police that they saw the man leave their apartment at 6:30am in the morning. The woman said she saw the couple briefly before he went back into the apartment. The neighbour also said that she heard whispering coming from the apartment but did not know what it was about. She also noticed that the couple’s beds were both made and that the kitchen sink was full of water.
The Police Investigation
The case was investigated by the police who were led by the forensic scientists. The investigation was based on the discovery of the bodies and the testimonies of the neighbours and the last person to see the couple alive. Forensic analysis was performed on the couple’s apartments as well as on their bodies. The couple’s apartments were not ransacked and the police did not detain anyone as they were still investigating the deaths. The investigation did not discover any clues that led to the culprits. It was not even possible to rule out whether the couple had any enemies or were involved in any illegal activities.
The Eyewitness Accounts
During the investigation, the police asked local citizens to provide details about what they had seen that morning. The neighbours who saw the couple alive were all in the same building and reported that the couple was very close to each other. In fact, they were so close that most people would have trouble telling who was who. They were also seen washing and making their beds after they were last seen alive. One of the witnesses described seeing a man in dark clothing walk out of the couple’s apartment. The neighbour said they saw the man walk down the street towards Peter Street.
The Wiesbaden case is one of many that have come before and will continue to come in the future with varying degrees of success. It does not appear that there is any chance of finding out who committed the crime at this stage but there are many theories online about what happened. One of the more popular theories suggests that the couple may have been engaged in an affair that resulted in a pregnancy. In the early 1900s, this was a crime that could result in a death sentence.
What Is A Cold Case?
A cold case is a term used to describe an unsolved homicide that has been investigated for many years without any leads or breakthroughs being made. Like all investigations, they can be very challenging and sometimes even impossible to solve.
How Can You Help?
If you have any information regarding these cold cases, you should definitely pass it on to the police. Not only can it help to solve the cases but it can help to bring those responsible to justice. You can help by reporting any information you may have including names, dates, physical descriptions, video footage, etc.