German national found murdered in Indonesia

23rd August 2005, Comments 0 comments

23 August 2005, JAKARTA - A 60-year-old German national was found dead in his home in the Indonesian capital with stab wounds to his back, neck and arm, local media reports said Tuesday.

23 August 2005

JAKARTA - A 60-year-old German national was found dead in his home in the Indonesian capital with stab wounds to his back, neck and arm, local media reports said Tuesday.

Police suspected the cable company consultant, identified as Helmut Klein, was a victim of a robbery as several of his belongings - including a laptop, camera and watch - were missing.

"After preliminary checks, we have concluded that the motive behind the murder was robbery," the Mampang police station chief, Commander Suzanna Saras, was quoted as saying by the Jakarta Post. "However, we are still investigating the case. We have identified no suspects so far."

Diplomats at the German embassy in Jakarta said they had heard reports of the murder but were unable to confirm them and had no further information about the case.

A servant at Klein's house in South Jakarta and a friend reportedly found his body upstairs Monday morning after the friend showed up and found the servant bound and gagged.

The servant said he was attacked in his room early Monday just after hearing the morning call to prayer from a nearby mosque.

Police took Klein's body to a hospital in central Jakarta for an autopsy.

DPA

Subject: German news

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