GETTING STARTED His well-groomed exterior Kurt-Werner Wichmann is a brutal serial killer and rapist whose crimes have rocked Germany.
Scary new photos have now emerged of the depraved killer known as the Blonde Beast, who has revealed the face of evil in his everyday life.
Wichmann was responsible for at least five murders but committed suicide in prison at the age of 43 in 1993 before being brought to justice.
The German was implicated in 24 other murders and many of the victims were accused of being hitchhikers.
As Netflix’s ‘Dig Deeper’ Revealed, Wichmann was disturbed for most of his life.
As a child, he was known for his cruelty to animals, and old friends recount that he stomped on frogs and shot birds.
His sick crimes began at the age of 21 when he raped a 17-year-old hitchhiker and he was jailed for 5 and a half years.
The first murder he committed was Birgit Meier, whose body was eventually found under his garage.
Initially, police assumed that the 40-year-old woman had taken her own life or was killed by her husband until they began investigating Kurt-Werner Wichmann.
She and Wichmann, the gardener, had met at a birthday party a few weeks before her disappearance, but he was never properly questioned.
It wasn’t until 1993 that he became a suspect when police searched his home for an array of weapons, tranquilizers and a torture chamber behind a secret door but found no body.
Within a year of Meier’s disappearance, Wichmann had murdered two couples in the Lüneburg area.
The 1989 murders of Ursula and Peter Reinold were followed by the murders of Ingrid Warmbier and Bernd-Michael Köpping in the Göhrde State Forest known as the ‘Göhrde murders’.
Just a few months after his arrest warrant was executed, Wichmann was arrested after a car crash.
Investigators found a machine gun in his possession at the crash site.
A few days later, he hanged himself in his cell and in a suicide note asked his wife to keep his property in the family.
It was only through the perseverance of Birgit police officer brother Wolfgang Sielaff that the mystery of her disappearance was solved.
The case was shelved for nearly ten years until Detective Sielaff retired in 2002 and decided to review the files.
He persuaded the new owners of the Wichmann house to allow excavations in their garden, but found nothing.
Wichmann’s old friends recounted how he used to torture and kill animals and then bury them in the nearby woods, so 100 officers searched the most likely area of woodland but to no avail.
BODY BELOW GARAGE
But he finally got the breakthrough he was after when the new owners of the Wichmann house were remodeling their garage.
They discovered a mechanic’s pit under an old car that had been stored there for many years.
The hole was too shallow to be of much use, so they called Mr. Sielaff, who realized this might be what he was looking for.
In 2017, the site was excavated and human remains were found beneath the concrete.
Officials believe Wichmann shot her but note that he may have had an accomplice in his crimes.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8247263/german-serial-killer-dubbed-blonde-beast/ The chilling crime of the German serial killer dubbed the ‘Blonde Beast’, who buried his body under the garage as he’s seen in rare photos