the Murder of Stine Geisler has raged in Søren Baastrups consciousness, since he was a boy in Silkeborg.
- I read all the Magazine's many articles on the drabssag as a 14-year-old. It is the closest we come to a Danish 'Jack the Ripper'case, says the 43-year-old journalist and author on the occasion of his book on the unsolved drabssag 'A devil in the bright night' Thursday will be published at the publishing house People's Press.
- You reveal the not the perpetrator, but it was an ambition when you started your research?
- Yes, I would like to have cleared up the killing. But my motive has also been to expose the details of the case, as we would otherwise have forgotten and to give people the opportunity to play detectives, like I did, and remove the suspicion from some of the men who have been a part of the police investigation, says Søren Baastrup, which went to seek out sources for the book in the beginning of 2018
- It is soon 29 years ago, the 18-year-old woman was found killed. Why write a book now?
- first, I had the time now. Secondly, Stine geisler's mother, the police officers playing, which investigated the matter and many of the øjenvidnerne the more than 70 years old. Them I would like to speak with, so for that reason alone, I could not wait 15 more years. And then there's the talk about an unsolved drabssag, says the author.
A sample of the front cover to the book 'A devil in the bright night', written by the author Søren Baastrup and published in the Peoples Press Thursday 4. april 2019. Photo: PR-photo
Søren Baastrup estimates that Stine Geisler-the killing has a special fascination, because in his view 'is four or five men, which all could have a motive' to kill the cheerful high school student.
- the Killing happened at the same time in an exciting environment, where there lived many personalities. Some of them I have even met, when I was a young journalist, came to Copenhagen.
The former editor-in-chief at mandemagasinet FHM has as sources in particular, availed themselves of the killed mother, Kirsten Geisler, former drabschef Ove Dahl and a number of anonymous police officers.
- You can not seek access to documents in an unsolved drabssag, but it has puzzled me very much, how willing people have been to help. It is only a few of Stine's friends who have said "no thanks", he says.
Søren Baastrup has previously published books on the Danish rockermiljø, a Danish lieutenant-commander and participant in the hunt for pirates in Somalia and a former bodyguard for ex-prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
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