Northern Ireland

Mother of Inga Maria Hauser has died 'without justice'

Inga Maria Hauser's mother Almut died today
Inga Maria Hauser's mother Almut died today

THE mother of murdered German backpacker Inga-Maria Hauser has died.

The 18-year-old was last seen alive more than 30 years ago, as she travelled by ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland.

Her body was discovered two weeks later in a remote part of Ballypatrick Forest on the outskirts of Ballycastle, Co Antrim.

No-one has been convicted.

East Derry SDLP assembly member John Dallat, who has campaigned to catch the killers, offered his condolences following the death of her mother Almut.

"I am devastated that Inga-Maria's mother died today without receiving justice for the murder of her darling daughter," he said.

"I have conveyed my deepest sympathy to Almut's sister Frederica and her nephew Viktor on behalf of everyone who has supported the campaign over many years and I remain hopeful that those involved will be tried in a court of justice for the terrible crime that was committed.

"Almut died of a broken heart as did Inga-Maria's father Josef several years ago and this is the tragedy of murder and what happens to families who are left to live with the horror. Today they are reunited in a better place but our responsibility and that of the police and courts is to redouble our efforts to ensure that those involved in Inga's murder are brought to justice."