In Berlin's "crime scene", the housing shortage in the capital was viewed from a completely different angle.
The Berlin investigators Rubin (Meret Becker, 50) and Karow (Mark Waschke, 47) were confronted on Sunday in "Life After Death" with a corpse, which was weeks in an apartment.
BILD answers the most important questions about the case.
Where is the prefabricated building?
The high-rise housing estate in which, among other things, Kommissar Karow lives, is in the immediate vicinity of Berlin's Alexanderplatz. Even 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the concrete block has not been renovated.
How often is Berlin broken into?
According to criminal statistics of the Berlin police, there were 7574 burglaries in apartments and houses in the capital in 2018. That was 1006 fewer cases than the year before. The reconnaissance rate was 8.9%.
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Was there really a death sentence by guillotine in the GDR?
Yes. Until the abolition of the death penalty in the GDR in 1987, 164 death sentences were executed by guillotine or "close-up shot". The last execution took place in 1981. Until the 1970s, every death sentence was sanctioned by politics. The executions took place under the greatest secrecy.
In what state is a corpse eight weeks after death?
Criminal biologist and bestselling author Mark Benecke (49, "My life after death: How it all began") to BILD: "After eight weeks in an apartment, a corpse would be heavily populated by maggot carpets. In addition, there were many different blowflies in the apartment (deep blue-metallic, green-orange-metallic and black), which are either still alive or lying dead on the windowsills. The body fluid would be partly dried and baked with the carpet. The body itself would be skeletonized after eight weeks, especially the face, abdomen and underarms. If still recognizable, the colors of the fabric would be brown, fir green and black. "
How often is Meret Becker still to be seen?
Until the spring of 2022 she will still be known as "Nina Rubin". There will have been 15 cases. Yesterday, the 10th case ran with her.