The German police was totally confused. Over the course of 15 years, the same person had been stealing, killing, and driving away. By 2008, they had spent 14 thousand working hours and over 15 million euros to find the criminal but failed. How did it happen?
This is a true story.
The main suspect was a woman whose DNA was found at every crime scene. But they couldn’t find her.
Police thought that she led a nomadic life, because she committed crimes all over Germany and sometimes even abroad – in France and Austria.
In 2009, the police finally found out that she was a 71-year-old Polish woman who spent many years working as a cotton buds packer at a Bavarian factory. It was with these buds that were used for DNA tests.
The case went down in history as The Phantom of Heilbronn.