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Who killed ‘E Germany’s Beckenbauer’?

MYSTERY:Very high levels of alcohol were found in Lutz Eigendorf’s blood after his death in a car crash, but eyewitnesses said he had drunk only a few beers

AFP, BERLIN

Kaiserslautern’s chairman Norbert Thines helped hide the political refugee immediately after his defection.

“I am convinced that he was murdered by the secret police,” Thines said.

Despite the tragedy happening three decades ago, new evidence could yet come to light — there are still 15,000 sacks full of shredded Stasi documents being shifted through by experts looking to shed new light on the dark deeds carried out by agents during the Cold War.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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