Duggan family asks for answers to death

originally published by: The Jewish Chronicle
published: 2nd December 2010

The family of a Jewish student who died in Germany under suspicious circumstances seven years ago are demanding answers now that his inquest has been indefinitely adjourned. Jeremiah Duggan, from Golders Green, north west London, was found dead, aged 22, on a highway near Wiesbaden, Germany, in March 2003, while attending a youth event organised by the far-right LaRouche group.

German police ruled that his death was suicide but a British coroner rejected the verdict in November 2003 after the Metropolitan Police testified that the LaRouche movement was a “political cult with sinister and dangerous connections”.

Earlier this year, Lord Justice Elias in the High Court granted Jeremiah’s mother Erica a new inquest, and said that fresh evidence showed that Jeremiah’s death may have occurred elsewhere and the accident was “stage managed” to look like a road accident.

In June an inquest was officially opened at Barnet Coroners’ Court and immediately adjourned after the coroner ordered that the new material should be given to the police, with the request that they take up enquiries, but the family have heard nothing since.

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