Germany, woman kills her double to fake her own death

He looks for her on social media, contacts her via Instagram, meets her and kills her with 50 stab wounds. Victim’s fault? Resemble like a drop of water her killer. A homicidal plan studied in detail the one implemented by a 23-year-old German-Iraqi girl who, to escape the protection of her parents, pretended to have been killed by finding “hers” corpse disfigured in her car underneath boyfriend’s house.

The investigations

A story that began last August 16 when, in a car parked in the Bavarian town of Ingolstadt, the lifeless body of a young woman was found with a disfigured face, quickly identified as that of Shahraban K., a beautician from Munich . But the DNA test revealed a different truth: the body found was that of Khadidja, a fashion blogger of Algerian origin residing in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Same age as Shahraban, same build, same complexion, same long black hair and dark eyes.

The murderous plan

After months of investigations, the German police yesterday officially confirmed the suspicions against Shahraban K, who is accused of murder and faces life imprisonment, and of her 24-year-old boyfriend who would have helped her in the diabolical plan. The two, according to what was communicated by the investigators, would have searched various social media for a woman resembling the murderer. They would have contacted several women via chat until they convinced one of them, Khadidja, to meet them with the deception of talking about cosmetic products. After killing and disfiguring her, they left her body in the killer’s car. The resemblance between the two women was so strong that at first the plan had worked and the two identities had been mistaken, even by the accused’s family.