The deputy director of the SZ, Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, is missing. Her car and a suicide note were found.

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of SZ.

Missing: SZ deputy editor-in-chief Alexandra Föderl-Schmid Photo: Friedrich Bungert/Picture Alliance/SZ Photo

SEDAN taz | The journalist missing in the Bavarian Inn Valley, wanted since Thursday morning, is the deputy editor of the newspaper size Act by Alexandra Föderl-Schmid. That's what she reports. Passauer Neue Presse with reference to information from the Bayern media group. There was no official confirmation at the time of going to press. Police fear that Föderl-Schmid may have committed suicide.

The chief deputy director of South German newspaper He is currently facing accusations of plagiarism in relation to his journalistic contributions and his doctoral thesis. In recent days, the accusations have seemed like a campaign. He South German newspaper had started an investigation. Föderl-Schmid himself then retired from daily work at the newspaper.

As confirmed by the Upper Austrian State Police Directorate at the request of the Bavarian media group, an operation was carried out at the hostel due to the risk of suicide. Objects that could be clearly identified with the missing person were found on the shore and in the water. Föderl-Schmid's car was also found near the border. According to police sources, a “farewell letter” was also found. When asked by the police, the Bavarian police simply confirmed that they were looking for a 53-year-old woman from Munich. Föderl-Schmid was born on January 30, 1971.

(For reasons of time, much of this report was taken from Passauer Neue Presse.)


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