Mother gets new inquest on son killed in Germany


Jeremiah Duggan
Jeremiah Duggan

originally published by: The Local
27th February 2010

A British woman whose son died in Germany in 2003 after becoming involved with a far-right cult, has succeeded in getting authorities to conduct a highly-unusual second inquest into his death.

Erica Duggan has been trying to find out how her son Jeremiah died since he was found dead on a road near Wiesbaden in the early hours of March 27, 2003, according to a report in the British paper The Independent.

He called her that night, telling her he was in trouble, and spelling out the place he was staying, before being interrupted and cut off. Within a few hours the police phoned Duggan to tell her Jeremiah had been found dead.

Witnesses told police they saw a man run into the middle of the road before being hit by two different cars. He was dead of head injuries by the time authorities reached the scene.

Duggan told the paper that the German police conclusion – that Jeremiah had killed himself – also did not fit with what she knew of her 22-year-old son. “He had so many plans for the future and never showed even the slightest inkling of depression,” she told the paper.

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