So we had to do something that we rarely do: we peeled off the skin, stretched it and cleaned it with solvents until the tattoo came out.
There was no notice of dependency. But during the autopsy it was noticed that the dead woman was covered with tattoos. The only problem was that the burns made them no longer clearly visible. So we had to do something that we seldom do: we peeled off the skin, stretched it and cleaned it with solvents until the tattoo came out. We gave a photo of it to the press. Without success. Only weeks later, when the picture was shown again on the ORF program "" Subject "", a witness came forward. A tattoo artist from the Waldviertel. He was able to identify the dead woman as the 21-year-old Sandra Miny from Lower Austria.“I photographed the dead woman. That was hard. It was still a young girl "
Her mother was suspected from the start. She had been to the police days earlier and told her colleagues that her daughter was on a trip around the world, only if the separated father came to report the daughter as missing. That seemed strange to us now. We checked her car and found a tiny trail of blood. We confiscated the car and called in police dogs. They smell blood even after it's been wiped away. The animals hit. To be on the safe side, we sprayed everything with luminol. Even the smallest amounts of blood can be detected with it. It was clear: the trunk was smeared with blood all over. When we later found the bill for a saw, a hoe, and a petrol can in the glove compartment, we were sure.