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Woman tries to fake her own death by murdering her doppleganger

By T.K. Randall
January 31, 2023 · Comment icon 9 comments

The woman had lured her victim out into the woods. Image Credit: Pixabay / Jeannette1980
A bizarre murder case out of Germany concerns a woman who sought out and murdered someone who looked just like her.
When a 23-year-old woman was found brutally murdered in Bravaria, Germany back in August 2022, police investigators moved quickly to determine who was responsible for the crime.

Questions were very quickly raised, however, when an autopsy report cast doubt on the claim that the deceased was Sharaban K - a 23-year-old beautician - as claimed by the alleged victim's family.

It wasn't long before the dead woman was identified as beauty blogger Khadidja O from Heilbronn - another 23-year-old who happened to look almost exactly like Sharaban K.

The police soon realized that this likeness was the key to the whole case.
It turned out that Sharaban K, who had wanted to fake her own death, had decided to track down a doppleganger on Instagram and murder them so that her family would believe that it was her who had died.

According to prosecutors, she had contacted several lookalikes in an attempt to arrange a meeting, but despite making them various promises, she was unable to get any of them to meet her.

When Khadidja O eventually agreed to meet up, Sharaban K - along with a second individual - picked her up from her apartment, drove her out to some remote woodland and then stabbed her to death.

"The crime weapon has not been found, but the evidence is overwhelming," police spokesperson Andreas Aichele told Bild. "The victim was killed with over 50 thrusts of the knife."

"You don't get a case like this every day, especially with such a spectacular twist."

Source: The Guardian | Comments (9)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Ell 1 year ago
Was her doppelganger a psychopath as well?
Comment icon #2 Posted by newbloodmoon 1 year ago
I think she was the doppelgänger, isn’t that what they are supposed to do.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Piney 1 year ago
I think she was dumb as a rock because the DNA and dental records wouldn't match.
Comment icon #4 Posted by newbloodmoon 1 year ago
Ohhhh yeah, I think you’re right. Insert Beavis and Butthead laughing here ——- X
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jon the frog 1 year ago
Maybe staging a suicide would have been a better choice but anyway, a missing person case would have blowed up the cover.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Gumball 1 year ago
This plan was formulated over 5 minutes in a McDonalds drive through. Absolute buffoonery. Unfortunately someone lost their life to these complete morons.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Roshman 1 year ago
All she had to do was hire a car and drive to the edge of a sea cliff, change her appearance and walk away!
Comment icon #8 Posted by jmccr8 1 year ago
Hi Roshman If she wasn’t being investigated for criminal activity all she really had to do is move someplace else and cut off contact with everyone she knew. If she had a lifestyle that would make it easy to track her all she needs to do is change what she does and the types of places/people she was known to hang out with.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Crabby Kitten 1 year ago
South Germans are more superstitious and fear the doppleganger, which means "double".

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