Researcher and daughter killed: German arrested after torture murder in Paraguay


Areguá (Paraguay) – The investigators had not let up, intensively searched for the murderer or murderers of the German archaeologist Bernard von Bredow († 62) and his daughter Loreena († 14). Now they have identified and arrested a suspect. Suspected of murder: a German!

On October 22nd, a friend discovered the battered corpses of the German emigrants. According to BILD information, Bernard von Bredow is said to have had burns on various parts of the body. Apparently he was tortured and then shot in the neck. According to the autopsy report, his daughter is said to have bled to death after being shot in the stomach.

Almost three weeks after the barbaric act, now the search success!

In addition to the arrested German, two other German citizens are wanted, said the head of the homicide department of the national police, Hugo Grance, on Tuesday the local radio station “Monumental”.

All three would be suspected of being involved in the act and possibly being behind it.

As a possible motive, Grance named the robbery of valuable, old instruments that the victim had owned. In an apartment of the arrested person in the city of Areguá, in addition to firearms, musical instruments that allegedly belonged to the victim were found, reported the newspaper “ABC Color”, citing the commissioner.



The room on the first floor of the house where von Bredow lived with his daughter: this is where the attackers ragedPhoto: Philipp Lichterbeck

Both victims died from gunfire, presumably from the same weapon, said forensic doctor Héctor Meza.

The father was a scientist from Bavaria. His Paraguayan papers were issued in 2016, so he had lived in the South American country for at least five years, at least temporarily. Media reports said that he also repaired musical instruments such as violins.


The bestial double murder took place in this house

The bestial double murder took place in this housePhoto: private

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