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Ernst K. was a man found on May 23, 1994 near Beiert, Germany. He was identified in January 2022.


Two boys playing found several bones in a wooded area near Bonn. After the police were informed, they found more bones, pieces of clothing and a few objects.

The coroner found a bullet hole in the back of the skull and conducted a DNA examination. This, along with the petite bone structure and body size, led to the conclusion that the skeleton was a female.

A witness came forward who claimed they saw a white car near the scene. This was considered unusual since the place of discovery was particularly remote and strangers do not typically get lost there. The car had a Bonn license plate and the witness remembered that a part of the traffic light was in the back seat of the car.

At the beginning of 2021, the case was reopened and DNA tests were carried out again: This confirmed the body was a man. The clothing found at the scene was also digitally processed, allowing reconstruction to take place.


On January 10, 2022, the police announced that the unidentified man had been identified after more than 27 years. He was Ernst K, who was 25-years-old at the time of his death.

The unmarried Ernst, who was from Siegburg, Germany, was reported missing by relatives on February 19, 1990.

His murder is still under investigation.


  • Possible smoker.

Clothing and accessories

  • Leather jacket
    • Presumably dark brown.
    • Front with zipper.
    • Inside black lined.
  • Jogging pants
    • Black.
    • Red and yellow lettering 'Boss International'.
  • Sweatpants
    • Black.
    • Made of plastic.
    • Brand unknown.
    • Multicolored appliqué at the ankle area.
    • Velcro closure and zipper at the ends of the pants.
  • Sneakers
    • Brand 'Adidas', model 'Wimbledon'.
    • White.
    • Size 42.
  • Gum wrapper (first sold in the fall of 1992).
  • Several cigarette butts and a white lighter.