Foreign News: Vampire Coachman

After 16 months of strenuous detective work by some of Germany's greatest criminologists, one Peter Kuerten, 47, was arrested last week, charged with being the famed "Düsseldorf Vampire" (TIME, Jan. 13).

Herr Kuerten is a retired family coachman, scrupulously clean and neat, polite spoken, with a grave, impressive face. His fellow servants thought nothing of his one eccentricity: a passion for studying geography. In arresting Coachman Kuerten last week, the police pointed out that this hobby dovetailed nicely with the "Düsseldorf Vampire's" habit of sending to...

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