by: Hampstead and Highgate Express
published: 5th April 2012
The mother of a Golders Green student who died in Germany is still battling to piece together her son’s final hours as she marks the ninth anniversary of his death.
Jewish student Jeremiah Duggan, 22, was found dead in Wiesbaden on March 27, 2003 having travelled to the country to attend a conference against the Iraq war put on by LaRouche – not knowing it is a far Right organisation which has been accused of being a political cult.
Just an hour before his death he had desperately called his mother and told her: “Mum, I’m frightened, I need your help.”
Erica Duggan this week told the Ham&High: “It was very harrowing. It is the most terrible call to have received from a son. I am frozen into that moment.
“I am still trying to help him by finding out what happened to him that day. He asked for my help and nine years later I am still trying to help him.”
Witnesses said a man ran into the centre of the road and was hit by a brown Peugeot 406. An initial police investigation classified his death as suicide.