Missing since early 1962 from Burscheid-Klein-Hamberg, Germany
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Barbara Bruder, was on her way to a playground near her home in Burscheid-Klein-Hamberg early in 1962 when serial killer Joachim Kroll spotted her and quickly sized her up as a viable victim.
Although her remains were never located, Kroll admitted to sexually assaulting and killing her after dragging her into a field where no one could see.
He'd left her there, but his confession fourteen years later was too long afterward to return to the scene to look for remains.
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