nicolejb
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Petra Pazsitka, a young student was supposedly last seen going to the dentist on July 26, 1984. Then ensued a search for her.
In 1985 a man named Gunter K, was arrested and confessed to the murder of different teenage girl. In 1987 he also admitted to killing Pazsitka, and she was officially declared dead in 1989.
Fast forward 31 years, Pazsitka who was living with a false name in Dusseldorf two weeks ago was discovered by police during an investigation of a burglary.

Turns out the woman had orchestrated he own disappearance.

And why she decided to disappear in the first place?

The woman has refused to disclose. She wants no contact with the public or her family.
Sounds like Serial needs to do a podcast on THIS LADY.

As for the man that confessed to her murder?

Well, nothing is being done about him yet, but you he can apply for parole after 15 years of a life sentence in Germany. Though considering he already confessed to the murder of another, it seems not much can be done.
And why he confessed to it? We may also may never know.
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@nicolejb it absolutely is. People with mental illnesses often don't have the resources that they need to take care of themselves. It can be incredibly expensive just for starters. And often people in law enforcement don't have the training to support them either. Which means that when there is an issue (rare, but it does happen), the situation ends up escalating instead of ending safely for everyone. A lot of people in the prison system have mental illnesses that are not being cared for at all, may are survivors of domestic violence and they are simply not being given the care that they need. It's horrible. (Sorry for leaving such a long comment, this is something I'm extremely passionate about).
What a travesty! Where is the true justice in the world? :/
@InPlainSight @marshalledgar yeah this is so strange! It happens in the U.S. too, there's a lot of emphasis placed on the confession when it's (based on this and other similar cases) actually an extremely unreliable piece of evidence. Media frenzy can convince people to come forward, some people actually trick themselves into thinking that they're responsible for crimes they aren't, some are mentally ill and some are just completely caught up. And of course that's not even considering the people you mentioned marshall who get intimidated. (The West Memphis Three case is a terrifying example, one of the defendants has a learning disability and the police badgered him into a confession for a horrible murder)
yeah, the story itself didn’t say much about the man and him getting out @marshalledgar. only the bizarre story about the woman. if I were her, I would feel so guilty living my life knowing that a potentially innocent man is in jail. but then again, we don’t know if he killed the other woman or not! it’s all just a big mystery and I WANT TO KNOW MORE TOO @jordanhamilton
None of this makes sense. People confess to bizarre things when under duress. It's possible the man isn't guilty of either. The German penal system seems whack. Justice is punishing the wicked and freeing the innocent. So...they keep innocent people locked up because of some arbitrary rule about parole? This isn't a parole issue, which is something for the guilty. He's an innocent man in terms of killing this woman. Stories like this make me sick because common sense always seems to go missing.
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