Police appeal for help finding missing person

Detectives in Bad Homburg are asking the public for help to find Inge Betti Barthel who has been missing for a week.

Frau Barthel, who normally lives in Erlangen, was last seen near the Feldberg.  Her VW Bus with the registration number ER-E 4926 was found on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 around 12 noon in the woods at the “Albrechtsweg” by an employee of the regional forestry authority, near  the “Fuchstanz” restaurant.  This part of the woods is within the bounds of Oberursel.

According to witnesses, she was on her way to the “Altkönig”, a popular place for walkers located between Oberursel and the Feldberg.

Frau Barthel is 1.60m tall and has black/grey medium length curly hair, but there are no details of her clothes available.

Anyone with information is requested to call Bad Homburg police on 06172 1200.

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About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


  1. Jackie Cole says

    I know this was in 2017 but I see you are still with this outlet.
    Do you have any follow up on this story about Frau Barthel? I understand her body was eventually found. I knew her briefly a number of years ago. I appreciate any additional information. Thank you, Jackie Cole

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