After walkers found the decapitated body of a 43-year-old housewife from Klaffer am Hochficht (Rohrbach district) just across the Bavarian border on November 1, 2002, a 70-year-old from Ulrichsberg was arrested.
At the beginning of November 2002, walkers discovered a headless woman near the state border in the Bavarian town of Lackenhäuser. The victim was killed by several shots, then the head was severed with a knife. It was about Elisabeth W. from Klaffer, who had been reported missing. The investigations led to her lover, the pensioner Josef G., in whose car the criminalists found bullet holes and traces of blood. After initially denying it, G. admitted to the shots, but he doesn’t want to remember the dismemberment of the corpse. The 70-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The motive was the financial demands of the 43-year-olds, G. is said to have paid her large sums before. The 70-year-old also claimed during the interrogations that his girlfriend had urged him to kill his wife and bring her into the house instead. The head of the murdered woman has not been found to this day.