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Woman found alive 31 years after man confessed to killing her

By Mason White 12:52 PM September 29, 2015
Petra Pazsitka 

By: Tanya Malhotra
Police in Germany, found a woman who was declared dead 31 years ago.

A woman who disappeared 31 years ago and was presumed dead after a man confessed to killing her, was found alive.

Police in Germany, said that the woman plotted her own disappearance. The woman told police that she does not want to have any contact with her family.

However, she did not give a reason as to why she ran away. Police questioned the woman as to whether there was any sexual abuse involved, but she dismissed them, police said.

Petra Pazsitka of Braunschweig, was 24 years old when she disappeared without a trace while living at a dorm.

Pazsitka, who is now 55 years old, was studying computer science and had finished writing her university thesis on computer languages when she disappeared.

She was last seen going to the dentist on July 26, 1984.

She left the dental office at 3:00 p.m. She was supposed to take a bus to her parents’ house in Wolfsburg, but she never made it to their home.

Police looked for the woman, but after an unsuccessful search, they launched a murder investigation, suspecting a person who had killed a 14-year-old girl who was waiting for a bus.

In late March 1985, a 19 year old who was identified as Gunter K., was arrested and he confessed to the murder of Pazsitka. She was officially declared dead.

Recently, while police were investigating a burglary at the apartment of Pazsitka, she confessed that she was the missing woman.

Pazsitka showed officers her old ID card to prove her identity. Police said that the woman had been living for 31 years without a social security card, driver’s license, passport or bank account, leaving authorities baffled.

Police said that Pazsitka cannot be held criminally responsible for her disappearance because she never used any false documents. She did not have to show any official documents as she never applied for false documents under her new alias.

Pazsitka now has to be declared alive by the state attorney’s office in Braunschweig.