Yesterday we posted a translated article from Bild about a woman who was injured in a fall from a 20-foot height in the German city of Pforzheim. The women told police that she had been sexually assaulted by a dark-complected foreigner before falling or being pushed over the railing.
Now it seems that the police are treating the incident as an attempted suicide, with no assault involved. Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this follow-up article, also from Bild:
Police do not believe it was a crime
June 22, 2017
Pforzheim — The woman (29) who was seriously injured on the bank of the River Enz in Pforzheim probably WASN’T a victim of a crime, in contrast to what the police initially reported. Meanwhile, the officials assume that she wanted to take her own life.
A local woman found the 29-year-old in the middle of the night. At that time the woman was still conscious and complained about a man who followed her, sexually assaulted her, and finally pushed over a six-meter [20-foot] drop (BILD reported).
However, the police don’t believe the woman, who sustained severe back injuries. “There are strong indications that the young woman might have fallen over the six-meter-high wall to put an end to her life.” The investigators were only able to detect “accident-related injuries”.
According to the police, the 29-year-old is still hospitalized. “Her condition is still serious,” said a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office in Pforzheim.
The exact circumstances of the incident will be looked into by an investigative group of 15 officials.
Hat tip for the Bild update: Mark Spahn.