Not A Good Thing To Do!

@LeaPea2417 (14560)
Toccoa, Georgia
September 30, 2015 9:40pm CST
I read a story online that boggled my mind the other day. The story was titled something like: "Girl Who Was Declared Murdered, Alive & Well 35 Years Later"! What had happened was that 35 years ago, a young college age woman from America had gone to Germany to work on her College Degree. At one point, she vanishes. Her family learns about that and calls the German authorities to conduct a search. She is not found and a guy who was wanted for murdering a 14 year old, confessed to murdering the College girl. Her body was never found. Her family was devastated. Then 35 years later, a woman in Germany contacts the police to report a burglary. When the police hear her name and verify who she is, it is found that the woman was that College age student who went missing and was presumed murdered. When asked why she faked her death, she didn't go into details but said she at the time wanted nothing more to do with her family and had been secretly renting a flat as a student. She had been living there ever since and still to this day didn't want to have anything to do with her family. Can you imagine how cold hearted that is, to make your parents and family think you were murdered and let them go through that anguish, yet you are still alive and well? Also, why that murderer confessed to a crime he didn't do is odd.
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Oct 15
Sometimes police interrogations can be so unpleasant that criminals will admit to anything to make it stop. Well at least that's how I've seen it done in fiction, so I'm assuming that kind of thing sometimes happens in reality too. And as for her motivation I was thinking it could be something similar to what @yukimori described. Maybe there are more facts that haven't yet been revealed.
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
1 Oct 15
It could also be that he did commit the crime and mistook the actual victim for the college student the police were looking for.
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Oct 15
@yukimori I don't think he made a mistake. He was a killer but his victim was 14. The missing woman was 24 at the time. I found the article and apparently he took back his confession a few years later.
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
1 Oct 15
@Gina145 Ah, I see. I was wondering if there was another victim (besides the 14-year-old) but it seems like it was just completely false. How odd.
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@jstory07 (56881)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Oct 15
Maybe he wanted to protect her. It all goes under strange things people do, Are her parents still alive. That was a cruel thing for her to do.
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@LeaPea2417 (14560)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Oct 15
It didn't say if her parents were still alive or not.
@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
1 Oct 15
It's weird why would a man owned up to have murdered her on the first place . And i presume the supposedly murderer was locked up ? Weird !
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@celticeagle (114068)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Oct 15
Thereare all different reasons why some0ne would confess. I just watched one last night that a guy confessed and he didn't do it. It was because he was drunk and felt guilty for other reasons.
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• Austin, Texas
7 Oct 15
That is all kinds of wrong. All she had to do was say she was moving on. She was grown woman. As to the guy? Maybe he did kill the other girl but the police didn't have enough evidence to put him away. He had a guilty conscience and confessed to a different crime because ... Hey! He still went to jail! Who knows why?
@inertia4 (26878)
• United States
1 Oct 15
That is one strange story. Freaky actually. I think people now would love to know why she don't want to bother with her family. Something happened obviously. Otherwise, why would anyone disown their family. And you're right, the guy that confessed to the murder, why would he do that. Something is rotten in Denmark.