Two men arrested in connection with murder of German backpacker in Ireland 30 years ago
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Two men arrested in connection with murder of German backpacker in Ireland 30 years ago

POLICE in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in connection with the murder of a German backpacker 30 years ago.

Two men, aged 58 and 61, were arrested early this morning in Loughguile, Co Antrim.

18-year-old Inga Maria Hauser went missing on 6th April 1988 after she arrived in Larne on a ferry from Scotland.

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

Police believe Ms Hauser died shortly after arriving in Northern Ireland, after “a vicious and ruthless assault”.

The PSNI renewed their appeal for information last month on the 30th anniversary of the murder.

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Since then, they received over 30 calls from members of the public with information relating to the case.

Police revealed that they had received the results of further DNA testing earlier this month, which may have led them to their arrests this morning.

Ms Hauser's family have made several pleas over the years for anyone with any information on their daughter's death to come forward.

Last November, they released a recording of her voice in a bid to recover information.