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Trier student's cause of death to be revealed

07.07.2015 From our online archive
The public will this week learn the cause of death of German student Tanja Gräff, whose body was found in Trier in May, almost eight years after she was reported missing.

The public will this week learn the cause of death of German student Tanja Gräff, whose body was found in Trier in May, almost eight years after she was reported missing.

German police are to hold a press conference on Thursday morning, along with the Trier prosecution service.

Police said in a press release that the two services have determined the cause and circumstances of the death of the young student, following scientific studies.

They are expected to disclose information from a report carried out by the University of Mainz's Forensic Medicine Institute.

Tanja Gräff was last seen at a party in Trier on June 6, 2007.

The 21-year-old's remains were discovered on a remote ledge by forestry workers during clearance work on May 11, 2015.

They found the student's ID and wallet as well as clothes that were identified as belonging to Tanja. Subsequent dental record checks enabled police to confirm the remains were those of the missing student.

In the past two months, police have interviewed 50 people and 40 calls from the public have been passed to police.

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