German prosecutors said Friday that they have found evidence linking to the murders of 10 people over seven years to three apparent neo-Nazis who had spent the last 13 years on the run.
Eight of the victims were of Turkish origin, one was Greek and one was a German policewoman.The murders were committed in several German cities between 2000 and 2007.
The attackers walked into the shops, shot their victims in the head and then walked away. The whole shooting terror had puzzled the German police and had terrified minorities living in Germany.
The three suspects vanished in 1998 just as police were to arrest them for planting two bombs, neither of which exploded, with neo-Nazi motives.
The two men allegedly involved in the shootings were found dead in a van and are thought to have committed suicide.
The third person of the far-right trio is a woman, who was described as the two men’s “companion”. She is now in custody facing charges of murder, attempted murder, arson and belonging to a terrorist organisation.
Federal prosecutors said that the three murderers may have been in contact with other neo-Nazis.